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2017-10-02 08:42:28 AM  
Send troops to West Nile area.
 
2017-10-02 09:31:29 AM  
*gets a sudden craving for KFC*
 
2017-10-02 09:35:15 AM  
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2017-10-02 11:45:25 AM  
I have to give a talk about West Nile in my state on Friday so I'm getting a kick...

/remember kids, never volunteer for extra work
 
2017-10-02 12:14:47 PM  
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2017-10-02 12:24:16 PM  
I'm not a chicken, but I got West Nile virus about 12 years ago when it showed up in my area and killed a lot of birds -- crows, western scrub jays, etc.  After feeding the mosquitoes all summer because they found me very tasty, I got sick for about three weeks: fever, body aches, fatigue and the rash.  After I recovered I discovered the silver lining -- mosquitoes no longer find me so tasty.  Haven't had a bite in years.
 
2017-10-02 12:40:55 PM  

TwilightZone: I'm not a chicken, but I got West Nile virus about 12 years ago when it showed up in my area and killed a lot of birds -- crows, western scrub jays, etc.  After feeding the mosquitoes all summer because they found me very tasty, I got sick for about three weeks: fever, body aches, fatigue and the rash.  After I recovered I discovered the silver lining -- mosquitoes no longer find me so tasty.  Haven't had a bite in years.


So... would you recommend getting the West Nile virus if it means never getting a mosquito bite again?
 
2017-10-02 01:34:02 PM  

BlackPete: TwilightZone: I'm not a chicken, but I got West Nile virus about 12 years ago when it showed up in my area and killed a lot of birds -- crows, western scrub jays, etc.  After feeding the mosquitoes all summer because they found me very tasty, I got sick for about three weeks: fever, body aches, fatigue and the rash.  After I recovered I discovered the silver lining -- mosquitoes no longer find me so tasty.  Haven't had a bite in years.

So... would you recommend getting the West Nile virus if it means never getting a mosquito bite again?


Probably not.  If you're old, it can kill you.  I know the granddaughter of one of the first people to die of the WNV in California.   Also, I don't know if my mosquito-immunity applies to all mosquito breeds or just the local ones that carry WNV.  Then again, I don't have to spray myself down with repellent from May to November, so there is that.
 
2017-10-02 07:16:55 PM  

TwilightZone: I'm not a chicken, but I got West Nile virus about 12 years ago when it showed up in my area and killed a lot of birds -- crows, western scrub jays, etc.  After feeding the mosquitoes all summer because they found me very tasty, I got sick for about three weeks: fever, body aches, fatigue and the rash.  After I recovered I discovered the silver lining -- mosquitoes no longer find me so tasty.  Haven't had a bite in years.


It might just be coincidence and you got some other long term illness at the same time that has made you undesirable to mosquitoes.   Something changed in my body chemistry when my thryroid went tits up and I'm invisible to mosquitoes now.
 
2017-10-02 07:48:43 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: TwilightZone: I'm not a chicken, but I got West Nile virus about 12 years ago when it showed up in my area and killed a lot of birds -- crows, western scrub jays, etc.  After feeding the mosquitoes all summer because they found me very tasty, I got sick for about three weeks: fever, body aches, fatigue and the rash.  After I recovered I discovered the silver lining -- mosquitoes no longer find me so tasty.  Haven't had a bite in years.

It might just be coincidence and you got some other long term illness at the same time that has made you undesirable to mosquitoes.   Something changed in my body chemistry when my thryroid went tits up and I'm invisible to mosquitoes now.


Nope.  Didn't have any other illness.
 
2017-10-03 12:01:36 AM  

TwilightZone: Vaginosilicosis: TwilightZone: I'm not a chicken, but I got West Nile virus about 12 years ago when it showed up in my area and killed a lot of birds -- crows, western scrub jays, etc.  After feeding the mosquitoes all summer because they found me very tasty, I got sick for about three weeks: fever, body aches, fatigue and the rash.  After I recovered I discovered the silver lining -- mosquitoes no longer find me so tasty.  Haven't had a bite in years.

It might just be coincidence and you got some other long term illness at the same time that has made you undesirable to mosquitoes.   Something changed in my body chemistry when my thryroid went tits up and I'm invisible to mosquitoes now.

Nope.  Didn't have any other illness.


That you are aware of.  It took more than 15 years to pin down my thyroid because auto immune diseases take their sweet time killing you.    When something changes that drastically in your body chemistry that bugs don't take interest anymore it might be wise to pay attention, just for good measure.
 
2017-10-03 02:01:13 AM  

Vaginosilicosis: TwilightZone: Vaginosilicosis: TwilightZone: I'm not a chicken, but I got West Nile virus about 12 years ago when it showed up in my area and killed a lot of birds -- crows, western scrub jays, etc.  After feeding the mosquitoes all summer because they found me very tasty, I got sick for about three weeks: fever, body aches, fatigue and the rash.  After I recovered I discovered the silver lining -- mosquitoes no longer find me so tasty.  Haven't had a bite in years.

It might just be coincidence and you got some other long term illness at the same time that has made you undesirable to mosquitoes.   Something changed in my body chemistry when my thryroid went tits up and I'm invisible to mosquitoes now.

Nope.  Didn't have any other illness.

That you are aware of.  It took more than 15 years to pin down my thyroid because auto immune diseases take their sweet time killing you.    When something changes that drastically in your body chemistry that bugs don't take interest anymore it might be wise to pay attention, just for good measure.


No doubt you had a bunch of symptoms.  I don't.  I can't imagine the doc would take me very seriously if I showed up, said everything's fine (except the usual arthritis) but mosquitoes don't like me anymore.
 
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