Posts Tagged ‘West Nile Virus’

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September 8th, 2012

People Fear EEE and West Nile, but not Influenza — Can Someone Explain Why?

OK, here’s a quick quiz — match the viral infection with the average annual US deaths: 1.  Eastern Equine Encephalitis A.  36,000, mostly in the elderly 2.  Influenza B.  < 10, mostly in the elderly I know, it was an easy one — 1 goes with B, and 2 with A. Here’s a good reference for more on […]


September 5th, 2008

West Nile Virus and Friday Night Lights

The town of Braintree, just south of Boston, has cancelled Friday night high school football games until the first frost of the year due to concerns about West Nile.  Apparently the campus has a lake and wetlands,  good breeding grounds for mosquitoes.  “This is all in the name of safety,” says the school headmaster. (If someone […]


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