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Old 06-20-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Default West Nile confirmed in Dallas County

DCHHS Confirms Human West Nile Case - Local News - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX - msnbc.com

Unfortunately not only has West Nile been confirmed in 2012 in Dallas County, it has struck very close to home for us in western Richardson: the victim lives in the Richardson Heights neighborhood.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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Snore

Same story every year. Mostly survivable virus with an exotic name strikes Dallas yet again. Panic!
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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Snore

Same story every year. Mostly survivable virus with an exotic name strikes Dallas yet again. Panic!
Cholera is mostly survivable too. I'd strongly prefer neither.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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Cholera is mostly survivable too. I'd strongly prefer neither.
Although I am laughing with this, there is a big difference between the two. WN isn't anything to create a buzz over in my opinion..Lyme is more serious for pete's-sake and I live in threat of it daily without panic.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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Although I am laughing with this, there is a big difference between the two. WN isn't anything to create a buzz over in my opinion..Lyme is more serious for pete's-sake and I live in threat of it daily without panic.
I know. My point, poorly made certainly, was I'd prefer to be bad virus/bacteria free.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:57 PM
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Location: Richardson, TX
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I called the city to find out if I need to avoid being outside at a certain time because of the spraying, and she said it will be done after midnight. I will be sleeping.

As somebody who is tasty as chocolate cake to every mosquito in Texas, I am happy about this.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I called the city to find out if I need to avoid being outside at a certain time because of the spraying, and she said it will be done after midnight. I will be sleeping.

As somebody who is tasty as chocolate cake to every mosquito in Texas, I am happy about this.
Me too. The mosquitoes have been worse than usual this year.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:51 PM
 
Location: East Dallas
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West Nile is something you really want to avoid even when it causes extra precautions. One of our neighbors has it a few years ago and it came close to killing him.

Best bet is to stay inside at daylight and twilight and use the deet repellants when venturing out.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:31 PM
 
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1% of those with WNV develop severe illness. Without medical care, a majority will die. Even with medical care, your mortality rate is 15%. Not only that, but the morbidity associated with it includes lasting motor deficits and cognitive deficits.

Even worse, there is no drug against it. Good luck. All we can do for you is supportive care.

I'd rather not get it. Our ER just got a news bulletin about WNV, we're on the lookout for anyone coming in with encephalitis.


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Snore

Same story every year. Mostly survivable virus with an exotic name strikes Dallas yet again. Panic!
Careful there cowboy. Those with the least amount of fear are usually those who have no experience with the disease.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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1% of those with WNV develop severe illness. Without medical care, a majority will die. Even with medical care, your mortality rate is 15%. Not only that, but the morbidity associated with it includes lasting motor deficits and cognitive deficits.

Even worse, there is no drug against it. Good luck. All we can do for you is supportive care.

I'd rather not get it. Our ER just got a news bulletin about WNV, we're on the lookout for anyone coming in with encephalitis.




Careful there cowboy. Those with the least amount of fear are usually those who have no experience with the disease.
So 15% of 1% of the tiny minority of the population who gets it will die?

Wow. Remarkable that any of us still live here.
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