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Posted Aug 22, '12 at 11:32pm

shock457

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Probably something with the food there or people from Mexico carrying the disease with them. Could be country to country affected now.

 

Posted Aug 22, '12 at 11:39pm

dair5

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Probably something with the food there or people from Mexico carrying the disease with them. Could be country to country affected now.


Mosquitos from what I've read. Link.

... Mexico?

Anyway... The link says the first the virus was seen in America was in New York, and it spread to the rest of the U.S from there.
 

Posted Aug 23, '12 at 12:05am

Jefferysinspiration

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So is the virus contained in US for now?

 

Posted Aug 23, '12 at 12:08am

shock457

shock457

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Really? If so, why have I never heard of this disease here in US?

Interesting rare virus...

 

Posted Aug 23, '12 at 12:59am

dair5

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Really? If so, why have I never heard of this disease here in US?


I have no idea. I haven't heard much of it either.

So is the virus contained in US for now?


Nope. It's been all over. Africa, East Europe, West Asia, Australia. It should still be there, I don't think they would have been able to entirly get rid of it considering it's transfered through mosquitoes. It's only recently gotten to the U.S.

But it's not like theres any reason to worry about it much for now. It's not likly that a mosquitoe will carry the virus, or that it will pass it on, or that you'll die if you catch it.
 

Posted Aug 23, '12 at 1:22am

Jefferysinspiration

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I get like 30 Mossi bites a day here - thus, regardless of the extent of the threat, i will worry. Darn !

 

Posted Aug 23, '12 at 6:26am

partydevil

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Ha, i laughed at that.
No i totally get where you're coming from. There's so many viruses that we're unaware off that don't even affect us. I'm just very iffy about these things, as i tend to catch them.


lol, yea i guess that came out a bit wrong. xD
but well you didn't die yet of any of the many things youve catched.
thats a good thing right? ^^

I didn't think it was a big deal either. But then I found this.


12.000 deaths from 1999 till 2012 = 12.000:13 = 923 death per year.
from OP: this year 47 deaths.
seems like a very good year then. whats the worry?

if it's active for s long. and didn't take our attention all this time. how bad can it be?
also i guess that it wont get out of hand now, if it didn't do that the last 13 year.

people from Mexico carrying the disease with them.

sure over 150 nationalities live in the usa. ofcourse it are the mexicans... -.-'

I get like 30 Mossi bites a day here


that is (in europe) because there are very few bee's this year.
because of the fast en big changes in weather this year.
feb. hot
mrt. cold
may. hot
summer. cold
now. hot
....
the queens came out of hibernation to soon and many died in march or were weakened during that time.
bee's eat mosquitoes, so we have more of them this year.
 

Posted Aug 24, '12 at 6:53pm

Ernie15

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Knight

I've had hundreds of mosquito bites throughout my lifetime, plenty of them after 1999. Is it just uncommon for mosquitoes to be carrying the virus, or is it possible that I'm not prone to it?

I guess you could say the fact that more people are contracting this virus is in one sense a good thing, because it means we're more likely to have a treatment for it in the near-future.

 

Posted Aug 24, '12 at 7:29pm

thepunisher93

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I once caught malaria but thanks god never got this disease.

 
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