Concerned

Morristown, TN

#1 Sep 5, 2012
I am concerned about all the reports about West Nile Virus. There is a large pond near where we live (near Martha Glass Drive), and the mosquitoes in that area are terrible. I am worried about my children. Can the city do anything about treating that pond?
Slidersalterego

Charlotte, NC

#2 Sep 5, 2012
Concerned wrote:
I am concerned about all the reports about West Nile Virus. There is a large pond near where we live (near Martha Glass Drive), and the mosquitoes in that area are terrible. I am worried about my children. Can the city do anything about treating that pond?
If it is on private property,probably not.Use plenty of insect repellent,wear pants and fire up some of those citranella torches.But really,your children could be bitten at school or anywhere. Good news is, summer is bout over,so the odds of getting bit will decrease somewhat.
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Morristown, TN

#3 Sep 19, 2012
Stay inside as much as possible. West Nile could KILL YOU!

Since: Nov 11

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#4 Sep 19, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:West_Nile_V...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Nile_virus

Approximately 80% of West Nile virus infections in humans are subclinical, which cause no symptoms. In the cases where symptoms do occur termed West Nile fever in cases without neurological disease the time from infection to the appearance of symptoms (incubation period) is typically between two and 15 days. Less than 1% of the cases are severe.

its not as big a deal as the media may lead you to believe. unless your kids are under 5 or have HIV, they'll likely be fine with some insect repellent.
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Morristown, TN

#5 Sep 19, 2012
Are you really citing wikipedia? You know anyone can change that, correct?

Since: Nov 11

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#6 Sep 19, 2012
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/inde...

No Symptoms in Most People. Approximately 80 percent of people (about 4 out of 5) who are infected with WNV will not show any symptoms at all. Relatively few children have been reported with severe West Nile Virus disease. By contrast, most of the deaths due to WNV during 2002 were among people over 50 years old. Half of those deaths were among people over 77 years old.

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