Re: [gardeners] OT: West Nile Virus

George Shirley (
Tue, 06 Aug 2002 21:30:02 -0500

Maybe so, but one local resident here has already died from WNV. Seems to be most dangerous for the
elderly and those with bodies that are already in bad shape. I'm staying inside after dark myself.

In addition the governor has declared a state of emergency and has asked for federal help in putting
more mosquito spraying airplanes up. Since I live a little ways from the Gulf and there is lots of
water, ie marshes and swamps, I'm interested in seeing more spraying done myself.


Dan Dixon wrote:
> 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