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West Nile Virus in Texas: 10 dead and hundreds infected in Dallas County
http://www.examiner.com/article/west-nile-virus-texas-10-dead-and-hundreds-infected-dallas-county ^ | 8/18/2012 | Heather Tooley

Posted on 08/18/2012 8:31:24 PM PDT by dragnet2

Edited on 08/18/2012 10:06:29 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The West Nile Virus has hit Dallas County in Texas, which has killed 10 people and infected hundreds of others.

Planes began spraying for harmful mosquitoes in Dallas north of Interstate 30 and east of the Dallas North Tollway at 10 p.m. Thursday night and continued until early Friday morning.


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News reports are also saying 3 have died in Oklahoma.
1 posted on 08/18/2012 8:31:32 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

Now is a good time to ask how West Nile Virus came across the ocean to the USA.


2 posted on 08/18/2012 8:33:34 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: dragnet2

http://westnile.ca.gov/

CA is next. And you guys won't spray, so it's going to be uncontrolled.

3 posted on 08/18/2012 8:35:12 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: DBrow

Ask the Cubans.


4 posted on 08/18/2012 8:35:18 PM PDT by thescourged1
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To: dragnet2
Lombard's [IL] village president just died from West Nile Virus. He was my husband's scout leader way back when. Great guy! So sad. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/08/18/lombard-village-president-dies-of-west-nile-virus/
5 posted on 08/18/2012 8:37:34 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: dragnet2

West Nile....wonder where that came from?

West Nile...Egypt...’Arab Spring”

An AQ sponsored bio attack?


6 posted on 08/18/2012 8:38:58 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: DBrow

LOL—let’s say you get your answer. What makes it a good time to ask?


7 posted on 08/18/2012 8:41:03 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Spktyr

I haven’t even seen a mosquito this summer.


8 posted on 08/18/2012 8:41:03 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: DBrow

You can ask but it’s like the 1k varieties of plant and animal life that were not native to the US, and just somehow got “loose”. Throw in fire ants, boas, and kudzu.


9 posted on 08/18/2012 8:42:10 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: DBrow

Horses. No joke.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15338540
http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=15779


10 posted on 08/18/2012 8:43:20 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: dragnet2

Are they spraying with DDT?


11 posted on 08/18/2012 8:44:11 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: dragnet2

Time to bring back DDT!


12 posted on 08/18/2012 8:44:11 PM PDT by Lawdoc (My dad married my aunt, so now my cousins are my brothers. Go figure.)
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To: lightman

West Nile is a province in northwestern Uganda.


13 posted on 08/18/2012 8:44:11 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: lightman

Facepalm

It was spread by Horses and the first cases outside of Africa were with Alexander the Great’s forces.

It has been around for thousands of years.


14 posted on 08/18/2012 8:45:07 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: dragnet2

Apparently your fellow Californians have. 8 new human cases this week, 211 positive mosquito samples this week, 56 sacrificial chickens this week - all in CA, per the CA official website.

Also, CA West Nile human fatalities are up to 9 so far this year.


15 posted on 08/18/2012 8:45:14 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: lightman

Forgot the link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15338540


16 posted on 08/18/2012 8:45:46 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Navy Patriot

TX can’t spray with DDT, but we’re using Duet.

http://www.clarke.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=54&Itemid=135


17 posted on 08/18/2012 8:47:19 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: 1rudeboy

” What makes it a good time to ask?”

It’s starting to be a serious problem.


18 posted on 08/18/2012 8:47:50 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Spktyr

Seems to be spreading!


19 posted on 08/18/2012 8:48:53 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: mnehring

And horses from the Middle East carried the virus to the USA in the ‘60’s?


20 posted on 08/18/2012 8:50:50 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Spktyr

Is that state wide or just in one county, like Dallas County? Seems a bit odd that many being affected in just one county.


21 posted on 08/18/2012 8:51:47 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Bush’s fault


22 posted on 08/18/2012 8:52:26 PM PDT by rhinohunter (DraftWalkerNow)
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To: dragnet2

I was traveling through East Germany some years ago and was bitten, relentlessly, by the ‘skeeters’ there. One vicious bite was on my hand and it swelled hours later. Once we reached Poland......I was sick as a dog. Swollen glands, SEVERE weakness. Couldn’t even pull myself out of bed.

FINALLY was able to get a hold of some antibiotics from a horrible state hospital with an accompanying translator.

Don’t know what in the heck the illness was.....but never experienced anything like it in my life.

I grew up having mosquito bites....and I usually ‘absorb’ them.


23 posted on 08/18/2012 8:53:06 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Spktyr

http://elkgrove.patch.com/articles/mosquito-spraying-scheduled-sunday-and-monday

“CA is next. And you guys won’t spray, so it’s going to be uncontrolled.”????

They sprayed in Elk Grove July 1 & 2


24 posted on 08/18/2012 8:53:43 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: Spktyr

It was a trick question.


25 posted on 08/18/2012 8:54:27 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: DBrow

Birds?


26 posted on 08/18/2012 8:54:40 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: rhinohunter

Bush’s fault.”

Obviously since he lives in the Dallas area and that seems to be where it is concentrated. We apparently had one hell of a president since he was capable of doing, causing or affecting the outcome of so many things.


27 posted on 08/18/2012 8:56:49 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: DBrow

The closest match to the US virus is an Israeli strain.


28 posted on 08/18/2012 8:57:02 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: dragnet2

WNV is actually nationwide, but this year’s outbreak is looking nastier than most. The biggest and most significant concentration in TX at the moment just happens to be Dallas.

WNV stretches from Key West, FL to Anchorage, AK, IIRC.


29 posted on 08/18/2012 8:59:15 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

Our MUD has been fogging all neighborhoods within their district at night with something once a month since May. We haven’t seen a mosquito anywhere in our area.


30 posted on 08/18/2012 8:59:33 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: dragnet2

I live in Dallas County and the local media is all over this story. There actually have been ten people die in just Dallas County so far. Local news says that Dallas County has 25% of all West Nile cases in the country.


31 posted on 08/18/2012 9:00:50 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.)
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To: Spktyr

I understand WNV is widespread, but it still seems a bit odd this many being affected in just one county. Conditions must be good for these little nasties.


32 posted on 08/18/2012 9:02:39 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
Mexico City Slum Pictures, Images and Photos

Bienvenido a Nuevo Dallas!

33 posted on 08/18/2012 9:03:46 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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Local news says that Dallas County has 25% of all West Nile cases in the country.

What are they contributing this to?

34 posted on 08/18/2012 9:04:23 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: mnehring; lightman
It was spread by Horses and the first cases outside of Africa were with Alexander the Great’s forces.

It has been around for thousands of years.

Went looking for something else, but learned something I wasn't looking for: The origin of the virus dates back to 1937, when the virus was isolated from a woman in the West Nile District of Uganda. Thus, the name...

The intriguing part of WNV, though, is that a defector from Hussein's regime told us that his scientists had created a more deadly strain of the virus -- and he was planning to spread it in the USA. Then, the first summer after 9/11, we saw a serious nationwide outbreak of what had been a rare, exotic disease -- and it could be tracked directly back to near-simultaneous outbreaks centered on JFK and BWI, expanding rapidly from there in concentric circles.

In 1999, 62 diagnoses and 7 deaths
In 2000, 21 diagnoses and 2 deaths
In 2001, 66 diagnoses and 9 deaths
In 2002, 4156 diagnoses and 284 deaths
In 2003, 9862 diagnoses and 264 deaths
In 2004, 2539 diagnoses and 100 deaths
In 2005, 3000 diagnoses and 119 deaths
In 2006, 4269 diagnoses and 177 deaths

It wasn't especially deadly, but it was nasty enough. And it hardly existed in the USA prior to 2002.

35 posted on 08/18/2012 9:05:44 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: ThomasThomas

Per a link from that website:

“Aerial treatments will be made using Trumpet, an organophosphate insecticide registered for mosquito control by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California EPA and traditionally used to treat agricultural areas.”

Aside from the obvious joke of “anything approved by the CA EPA has to suck”, Trumpet 1) is a nerve agent that can affect humans, 2)is one of those hoooorrrrrrrible organophosphates that the envirowackos complain about all the time and 3) doesn’t actually work that well.

You guys won’t spray with the actual effective stuff. If you had tried, the Sierra Club etc would have sued and gotten an injunction.


36 posted on 08/18/2012 9:06:37 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: dragnet2

Random luck. IIRC, last year it was Houston.


37 posted on 08/18/2012 9:08:32 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: dragnet2

Last year we were in a drought in the area. This year all but one county is out of Stage IV drought due to the significant rains we’ve had. That means standing water, and that means mosquitos. Last year it was North Dakota that got a late bounty of mosquitos due to the flooding.


38 posted on 08/18/2012 9:12:12 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: dragnet2

No one cause in particular. The blue hairs are all up in arms about the ariel spraying though. Local NBC affiliate played a couple of clips showing people claiming that the spray schedule was racist because they didn’t spray South Dallas first.


39 posted on 08/18/2012 9:14:52 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.)
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To: Spktyr

And probably the reason I have yet to see a mosquito in my region...I haven’t seen any real rain since probably April.


40 posted on 08/18/2012 9:15:13 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: gop4lyf
Local NBC affiliate played a couple of clips showing people claiming that the spray schedule was racist

Everything seems racist nowadays. Very odd.

41 posted on 08/18/2012 9:17:17 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Rain or flood, all you need is standing water. Doesn’t matter if it’s here or Missouri or Montana or out in CA. It’s Dallas this year, could easily be OKC or Memphis next year.


42 posted on 08/18/2012 9:19:36 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

We had a wet Spring, then a pretty dry Summer. We have actually had 3 good days of rain this week. Maybe that will help.


43 posted on 08/18/2012 9:22:51 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.)
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To: DBrow

Uh, like, maybe Ellis Island wasn’t such a bad idea after all???


44 posted on 08/18/2012 9:48:10 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Liz; La Lydia; AuntB

PING


45 posted on 08/18/2012 9:51:29 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: dragnet2
Now that you mention it, I too have not seen mosquitos this year.
46 posted on 08/18/2012 9:59:37 PM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: mlizzy

Sorry to hear that, mlizzy. :(


47 posted on 08/18/2012 10:03:04 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: mlizzy

Looks like he was battling both cancer and west nile. Yikes!


48 posted on 08/18/2012 10:04:57 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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What are they contributing this to?

To the residents of the area -- Hispanic and non-Hispanic, legal and illegal, felons and law abiders. No favoritism or discrimination whatsoever. I'm very proud.

49 posted on 08/18/2012 10:05:56 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Navy Patriot

I don’t know what they are spraying, but it has some people upset because it’s serious business.

Bugs too, don’t mess with Texas. :)


50 posted on 08/18/2012 10:08:15 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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