08-22-2008, 06:52 PM #1
West nile virus
Officials have confirmed the first case of West Nile Virus in humans for 2008.
It looks like the disease was contracted in Montana they are saying. That is frightening stuff.
08-22-2008, 07:03 PM #2Registered User
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08-22-2008, 07:04 PM #3
Yes, it is not the first in the nation. We've had three cases here in the county in last 3 months.
08-22-2008, 07:11 PM #4
08-22-2008, 08:34 PM #5
No one has died here yet of West Nile.
08-22-2008, 08:37 PM #6
08-22-2008, 08:44 PM #7
08-22-2008, 08:54 PM #8
08-22-2008, 11:22 PM #9
We are near the beach but we have a lagoon just south of us and some of that water has mosquitoes. We use wipe on repellent and I wear pants and long sleeves if we're outside at night.
It is a serious illness, it can become West Nile Encephalitis. A horse just west of us died a couple of years ago and this was first time I knew that it was close.
They did put three people in the hospital here the last couple of months but I've only heard of a few of cases and these people are supposed to recover.
About 20 miles east of us, a sweet 13 year old was infected and her recovery has not been easy. Lauren was left with a brain injury. You can read about Lauren here: http://www.loveulauren.com/
08-22-2008, 11:52 PM #10
08-23-2008, 12:30 AM #11Former Member
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It's endemic here in Mississippi. There are even cases reported in February. Mosquitos here all year 'round.
The father of one of my friends died from WNV several years ago. He was elderly and had other health problems...still, it scares me silly. DEET is an outdoors southern person's best friend.
08-23-2008, 07:00 PM #12Inactive
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This has been a wonderful year in Colorado as far as west nile cases. I remember a couple of years ago we had many, many cases and it was reported on the news every night. The difference? No rain this year. It has been a extremely hot and dry summer and the little bits of standing water the mosquitos need have been non-existent. While I hate the heat of the day, I love to walk early in the morning. I used to be eaten alive if I didn't drench myself in repellant. I have only been bitten 2 or 3 times this year.
But, the bad news, we had 2 days of solid rain about 10 days ago....
I need to find that repellant....
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