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Offline Kathyp

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west nile
« on: May 18, 2007, 02:50:39 pm »
it's that time of the year again.  got to thinking about this when talking to a friend.  she complained that she'd been working in her garden and been chewed up by mesquites.  she also mentioned that she had not gotten around to immunizing her horses.

thought i'd mention it.  i hadn't been thinking about it either.  we have only had cases of west nile in oregon for the last two years or so.

it has taken years to make people aware of lyme disease.  west nile can be even worse for many. the neurological consequences can be long term and severe.  for horses that become symptomatic, there is a 50% loss either by death or loss of use.
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Re: west nile
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2007, 08:08:43 pm »
Yeah but what happened to SARS?  ;)

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Re: west nile
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2007, 09:05:50 pm »
i don't think you can get SARS working in your garden?
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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Re: west nile
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2007, 10:01:42 pm »
Flesh eating bacteria maybe.

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Re: west nile
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2007, 10:34:20 pm »
yup, and tetanus and e. coli.....:-)  gardening is dangerous.
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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Re: west nile
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2007, 12:52:18 am »
Kathy, old post, lost by the wayside.  Didn't hear too much of the West Nile Virus this year.  Was it more common down south than before?  Best of this great day, the wonderful life to go with it.  Cindi
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