posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 08:10 AM
Yesterday in our local news we found out that pools of mosquitoes infected water tested positive for west Nile virus in Southern GA.
This virus was first found in NY 6 years ago, since then it has spread through the US.
Now because the recent rains and very humid south bashes of mosquito with the virus has been found.
My concern is about the states in the south that has been flooded, many areas will be breeding ground to mosquitoes and many of them will be carriers
to West nile virus.
ALBANY, Ga., -- The Georgia Division of Public Health has confirmed that a mosquito pool in Dougherty County tested positive for West Nile Virus. This
is the first time West Nile has been identified in Dougherty County this year. To date, no human infections of West Nile have been identified in the
Southwest Health District.
Dougherty and Valdosta are the two counties that has tested positive in bashes of mosquitoes collected.
This brings the concern that bashes all over the southern part of the country is full of mosquitoes carrying the virus.
The mosquito was found in birds but now the infected virus is found on other animals and spreading faster.
How long before the virus turns into the human as a host and an epidemic develop and is not vaccination against the virus either.
For the last two days the news has been drilling about how to keep yourself safe from mosquitoes bites, but taking in consideration how our children
spend so much time outdoors during this time of the year is almost impossible to have them mosquito bite free.
Should we be concern?