ACK! They found the West Nile Virus in PA for the first time, and in the town where I live!

Chooie

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Yipes; they've been finding dead birds all over the east coast.
 

PCAddict

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The good news is that it's cold as hell tonight and it's been getting cold the last few days. So, hopefully the damn mosquitoes will die off.
 

PCAddict

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I believe it is fatal if you don't get treatment. I gotta find out what the symptoms are.
 

~zonker~

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Here you go...

"the chance of humans becoming seriously ill from
WNE is very small. This is because most humans are able to
overcome any infection from WNE by the normal response of their immune system."

All About The West Nile Virus
 

Batti

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PCAddict's right, it's 37 degrees right now, and that is very good news!
 

jhu

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kinda reminds me of the flu: some people might die, most normal people don't
 

Susan

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The disease is actually transmitted by more than one kind of mosquito - 6 was the last I read. One good things is that once someone has become infected, they build immunities and cannot get it again. Horses are particularly affected as well as birds. Even bats are being found now.

So far, it seems to only be fatal with the older, but there was one isolated case of a 45 year woman.

This link has info of the infected areas and study results.

West Nile Virus is here to stay folks, so taking steps to limit yourself from being bitten is the best prevention.
 

KBtrade

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PCAddict, your in Lower Bucks right?, keep it down there I don't want it in Central Bucks. :p oh wait, my mom still lives in Lower Bucks I better call and warn her. :frown:
 

PCAddict

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Well, it's kinda cold and chilly today, so hopefully more of the little bastards (mosquitoes) died off.

I think we're in for it next spring/summer. They better develop a vaccine.

I know that the chance is small for a person to get really sick from it, but it can and does happen. And yes, people have died.
 

Eli

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What're the chances of it spreading to Oregon? :Q


Well, It's good it usually only infects people with weak or defficent immune systems..

Uh .. Reading a little about it... Not too pretty ....



Since you develop immunity after being infected once, it seems like a vaccine should be realitivly easy to create .. But what do I know .. I suppose they'd have to isolate something that caused your body to produce that antibody without actually becomming infected ..

 

PCAddict

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Yea, some guy in NJ died yesterday from the virus. He was old though, but still...

And, I found out that the dead crow they found wasn't just in my town, it was in my neighborhood!
:| :| :| :| :| :|
 

Daniel

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In delaware county here, how pleasant, it's true though it's gotten way colder in the last week around here.
 

NakaNaka

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I live in NYC where there is a lot of West Nile crapola but its calming down now that its getting colder ...

Go infect Heat Fans ...

Heheh

New Yorkers will get it ...

EDIT: Sorry for the Double Below
 

NakaNaka

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I live in NYC where there is a lot of West Nile crapola but its calming down now that its getting colder ...

Go infect Heat Fans ...

Heheh

New Yorkers will get it ...
 

PCAddict

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They found it in Wayne, PA as well, which I believe is in Delaware County, out on the Main Line.
 

G41184b

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I live in Mass and they found it in my local golf course that I play on everyday for the golf team :Q
 

Yeeny

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I live in NY, and I just found out today, my county (Chenango) and one other one are the only ones that it has not been found in yet in NYS. I know next summer though, we are in for it.