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    Yah but all those people were old or had other problems already.

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    Ok. So if I see a mosquito with a stripped abdomen digging into my flesh with its razor sharp proboscis, I should kill it?

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    Quote (Parasuco @ Aug. 11 2002,09:27)
    Ok. So if I see a mosquito with a stripped abdomen digging into my flesh with its razor sharp proboscis, I should kill it?[/QUOTE]
    Kill'em all I say... I hate blood suckers!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]
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    Yah I kill any of the blood suckers I see.

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    What do I wear to keep you away than, Tristan?

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    Personally, I'm not too worried. 99% of the people that come into contact never show symptoms, those that do are mainly elderly or have weakened immune systems. They've found a couple dead crows with it in my hometown (last year and again this year), and just last week they trapped mosquitos near a place where I occasionally hike that carried the virus.

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    Both of our horses have to be vaccinated against the disease. They are a "dead end" host (i.e. they get it & die) they cant pass it I believe.
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    Quote (mindmaze128 @ Aug. 10 2002,11:23)
    I'd be more afraid of getting dengue fever than west nile virus... but that's just me.[/QUOTE]
    Of course you be more afraid of Dengue than WNV, you don't have WNV in PR and Dengue is pretty much localized to the Gulf coast here so most of us don't have to worry about it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    The media is really hyping this up a lot but that is nothing new. I think there is something like an 8% case fatality ratio which is about the same as the flu. It is just big news because it is a "new" virus to the States and it is spreading so fast. Give it a year or two and no one will remember it, if you don't believe me just think back to the last time you heard about Hanta virus.
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