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(Washington Post)   West Nile virus has mutated: "It's much more neuroinvasive, neurovirulent." 11 of 12 patients seen by one doctor were facing a lifetime of disability, four had to relearn to walk or talk and one basically had a stroke. Sleep tight next summer   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 31
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2012-11-09 09:51:52 AM  
or that one doctor is really bad
 
2012-11-09 11:48:56 AM  
the virus damaging the speech, language and thinking centers of the brain

Well if they had any of those things in the first place they wouldn't be swimming in the West Nile. farking Texas West Nile.
 
2012-11-09 12:41:46 PM  
conflicthealth.com
 
2012-11-09 12:59:47 PM  

Mugato: the virus damaging the speech, language and thinking centers of the brain


TAKE IT TO THE POLITICS TAB!
 
2012-11-09 01:01:40 PM  
Mother nature wants to control the Human Virus that infects planet Earth.

/She is a biatch.
 
2012-11-09 01:02:15 PM  
♫ Baby, can you dig your man? ♫
 
2012-11-09 01:24:28 PM  

Ponzholio: Mugato: the virus damaging the speech, language and thinking centers of the brain

TAKE IT TO THE POLITICS TAB!


It's already there. IT'S BEEN THERE FOR YEARS
 
2012-11-09 01:26:12 PM  
Hey subby, why use numerals for all but the last 1?
 
2012-11-09 01:30:01 PM  
Kanye West Nile doesn't care about people.
 
2012-11-09 01:32:49 PM  
Time to burn the slums... won't be long before something fatal to everyone is spawned in those festering hellholes.

BUUURRN!
 
2012-11-09 01:44:48 PM  
I welcome the zombie apocalypse.

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/prepares his necklace of ears...
 
2012-11-09 03:00:53 PM  
So what? We'll just take antibiotics. Problem solved.
 
2012-11-09 03:20:05 PM  
Looks like I picked the wrong year to move back to Florida...
 
2012-11-09 03:50:08 PM  
Good. That cost me 17 DNA points.
 
2012-11-09 04:30:22 PM  
Lots of people shambling around demanding: "Braaaains! Braaaains! Braaaains!"

Seems to be something in the Zeitghest. I wonder when they are going to get tired of Zombies and turn to some other form of entertainment, like stoning adulterers or dunking witches.

On the other hand, there are only 34 shopping days left to Mayan Apocalypse. Looks like I might not make it home for Christmas this year. Oh, well. There's always Amazon.
 
2012-11-09 05:56:42 PM  
Rachel Carson's kill count keeps rising.
 
2012-11-09 06:07:03 PM  
Bring back DDT. Since Obama failed to stop the rise of the oceans (or close Gitmo) we're all farked anyway so why not?
 
2012-11-09 06:08:22 PM  
I'm pretty sure I had West Nile at the end of September. For starters, I think it progressed in me because I was exercising too much during a certain time-frame (the weather was really nice). If I hadn't been doing that, I'm confident I would have been in the 90% who experience no symptoms.

Second, I distinctly remember getting one particular mosquito bite on my ankle that itched like crazy, way more than the average bite. I didn't think much of it at the time, but thought that was interesting later.

The virus is much more potent in the fall, so if it is in your area at the end of next summer 1.) Don't exercise and wear yourself out and 2.) Don't over-do it any other way. If you follow that simple advice you'll probably be alright, whether it's the new-and-improved West Nile or not. The first wave of symptom that hit me included extreme exhaustion, so if you start to think that you've got mono, get your ass in bed and stay there.
 
2012-11-09 06:27:21 PM  
Supposedly I am immune to West Nile now due to some ilness(es) I had as a kid, so come at me bro
 
2012-11-09 07:34:51 PM  
We lost my uncle to this a couple of months ago. He lived in a really small town here in OK (like that narrows it down) and there had been at least a few others there. A lady my mom knows got it around the same time he did and she's still recovering. They had said he had symptoms of dementia, but I can't help but think it was the encephalitis. Anyway, I'm saying that to say this: Please take it seriously and put on the damn bug spray when you go out if you're in a risk-prone area.
 
2012-11-09 07:48:21 PM  

HulkHands: or that one doctor is really bad


Was gonna say.
 
2012-11-09 08:30:42 PM  
yep I'm going all in on west nile zombie apocalypse
 
2012-11-09 10:13:57 PM  

TDBoedy: yep I'm going all in on west nile zombie apocalypse


"That's why I built on the East Nile, on the good side!"

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2012-11-09 10:49:48 PM  

farker99: Mother nature wants to control the Human Virus that infects planet Earth.

/She is a biatch.


I thought that was Arcueid's job.

/obscure?
 
2012-11-10 01:27:59 AM  
Of course it has, everyone realized it just caused a slight flu, and stopped getting scared everytime the news reports came on.

So, now they can scare people again!!! yea!
 
2012-11-10 11:21:34 AM  
My father is recovering from a West Nile infection and may have permanent brain impairment and muscle damage. My neighbors brother in law has been severely affected by this virus as has a 23 year old friend of the family. This isn't a media hyped scare of the month, it is a very real threat. Be careful out there
 
2012-11-10 10:24:52 PM  

IC Stars: Hey subby, why use numerals for all but the last 1?


One and four and one, actually, if you re-read it.

Because the rules of grammar are that numbers under 10 should be written out in full, whilst numbers 10 and over should be written as numerals. There are some other rules for numbers, but this is the major basic one that everyone should know.

/Although technically as the 11 started a new sentence, it should have been written out "Eleven"
//As it's 11 of 12 stylistically it does look better in numerals
 
2012-11-10 11:32:46 PM  

subsetzero: Bring back DDT. Since Obama failed to stop the rise of the oceans (or close Gitmo) we're all farked anyway so why not?


Totally agree. It's time for human survival to outweigh the chance of extinction of another species. Not that extinction would even be possible for those little buggers.
 
2012-11-11 01:32:31 PM  
I had West Nile back in 2007. Pretty much started as extreme exhaustion and then, for me, a stiff neck. I only went to the doctor as I has been out of work for three days and they asked for note.

I ended up out for two months.

I still get warn down and have neck issues but mostly, sometimes I can tell my mental alertness isn't as sharp as it once was.

My doctor wrote all of my concerns off -- I don't blame him as there wasn't a lot of available data out there.

I miss my old self
 
2012-11-11 04:28:02 PM  
And because global warming isn't real, the mosquitoes carrying it aren't able to move farther north every year.

No worries!
 
2012-11-12 04:52:29 AM  

SJKebab: Good. That cost me 17 DNA points.


I love that game.

also, I work in a hospital, and have seen the effects of west Nile, it's pretty scary
 
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