Re: [gardeners] Wednesday

Barbara J. Davis (
Thu, 24 Sep 1998 09:53:39 -0500

Hello Allen,

Just this morning I was out in the damp grass looking over my newly 
planted salad seed beds---nothing coming up yet---and I noticed there 
were mosquitoes buzzing around.  I kept slapping until I hurried into 
the house.  That's one thing, I guess, we can be thankful for this 
summer.  The drought and excessive heat has discouraged mosquitoes.  I 
didn't know there was Dengue Fever in Texas, although with mosquitoes 
one can expect anything.  My husband and I both had Dengue Fever at the 
same time when we were in Laos.  We were hospitalized for over a week 
so I wouldn't think any doctor would consider it an inconsequential 
disease.  It took us a month to recuperate.

Barbara Davis       zone 7/8       southwest of Fort Worth, TX

Allen wrote to George:

> Watch out for the mosquitos as well. Many times they can infect you with
> Dengue(sp?) Fever. It was known by the old timers a "Break Bone Fever". The old
> timers called it that because along with a fever came bone pain so bad it felt
> like broken bones. Most of the younger Drs. don't realize the symptoms are
> similar to a bad case of the flu, and don't diagnose it.
>     Allen
>     Bastrop Co.,Tx
>     Zone 8