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    Thumbs down west nile virus hits my home town...dammit

    so im reading the paper this morning and i find that the west nile virus is now in austin texas. I mean really, Ive got enough problems, now I must concern myself with an outbreak as well? I dunna, kinda scary but in the long run I probably wont loose sleep over it. Any of you guys know anything about this virus besides what the paper says (which is jack shit btw)

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    Yeah bro, its in my county(harris). It's probably not as serious as we think, but none the less its a scary thing to have death in a bug

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    Honestly its really nothing to worry about. Normally heathy inviduals will easily fight off west nile. The only people that really need to worry are the really old and really young.

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    Really young...That is surely something to worry about if you have small children.

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    Re: west nile virus hits my home town...dammit

    Check out this link.....has some useful info:

    http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/#case

    Interesting points- less than one percent of people of people infected with the virus develop severe illness. Although if you are amongst that 1% you have a 3-15% chance of dying (these tend to be old people).


    Originally posted by symatech
    so im reading the paper this morning and i find that the west nile virus is now in austin texas. I mean really, Ive got enough problems, now I must concern myself with an outbreak as well? I dunna, kinda scary but in the long run I probably wont loose sleep over it. Any of you guys know anything about this virus besides what the paper says (which is jack shit btw)

    peace

    thanks

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    i appreciate your input

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    I heard David Letterman caught the West Nile Virus...

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    We got that shit all around in SC. They sent us emails at school that if we find a dead bird to call DHEC to dispose of it. Who the fuck picks up dead birds?

    I'm sure I"ll get West Nile cuz we have a billion mequitos and they all seem to be biting me. Wish me luck.

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    i have a question to ponder

    if a mesquito with west nile bites a person w/ the AIDS virus......who drops first??hmmmmmm

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    We've had some dead birds found in Winnipeg with West Nile. From what I understand the mosquitoes bite the infected birds and then in turn give it to people.

    Your odds of winning the lottery are better though. If you get bit by a mosquito that's infected your odds of getting infected yourself are still pretty low.

    Less than 1% of people that get infected with the West Nile virus actually get sick.

    I'm not concerned myself. That's even when you consider that Winnipeg has almost as many mosquitoes as Africa.

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    We have it too, I think everyone in the US is prone to it. We have had several deaths from it, personally I think I had it last week, I felt like crap flu symptomes weak, and having a hard time shaking it.

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    Re: i have a question to ponder

    Originally posted by partyboynyc
    if a mesquito with west nile bites a person w/ the AIDS virus......who drops first??hmmmmmm


    Yet again partyboy...this time not at your expense though.

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    The mesquito if the guy bites back.

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