Re: [gardeners] OT: West Nile Virus

Dan Dixon (
Tue, 06 Aug 2002 20:48:22 -0500

George Shirley at wrote:

> 6 o'clock news here just reported that there are 71 cases of West Nile Virus
> currently in Louisiana
> with 5 deaths already reported. This exceeds the number of cases reported in
> the 1999 outbreak in
> New York State.
> George

Fortunately even in areas where mosquitos are carrying WNV the odds are
pretty low that you'll get sick if bitten, and the odds of dying are even
lower. Helps with news ad revenues, I guess. Saw this a few days ago:

Dan Dixon