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Old 07-23-2005, 04:00 PM
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Is West Nile Virus something I should worry about!


On TV, in commercials and on the news, there is alway talk about the scourge of West Nile Virus. I finally decided that since I live in a mosquito infested area, I should learn something aboput West Nile Virus. I went to Google and did the basic search. The top hit was from the CDC, what a better place to find out about a plague, so that's where I went. I clicked on the link for statistics, 2004 and I found out that of the 100 deaths attributed to West Nile Virus in 2004, no one died in South Carolina. Then I clicked the link to 2003 and learned that out of the whopping 264 deaths that year none were in South Carolina. This year in all of the United States ONE death has been attributed to West Nile Virus, not in South Carolina. I HAVE TO KNOW is West Nile Virus really a threat or just a conspiracy to sell more insect repellant and screen doors?
 

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