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Girl dies after Mosquito Bite, New Yorkers urged to take Precautions

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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NEW YORK - State health officials are urging New Yorkers to protect themselves against mosquito bites.

A four-year-old girl in Oswego County died of a rare brain infection from Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The disease is carried by mosquitoes.

The child is the fifth person in 40 years to die from the virus in New York State.  To protect yourself, the State Health Department says use insect repellent outdoors and wear long pants and long sleeves.

http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S2242548.shtml?cat=708

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by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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harpsichord
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:53 PM

sad

yasbobari
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:53 PM


Quoting harpsichord:

sad

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BV88
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:54 PM
Scary! :(
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proudmommy690
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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Earthy_Mom
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Sad to hear that.

Vinegar water... drink it... the mesquito's hate the taste and apparently you give off the smell of it too. That or eat lots of pickles and/or garlic... they hate that too.

imamomzilla
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 9:10 PM

 I didn't know that. Thanks!

 

Quoting Earthy_Mom:

Sad to hear that.

Vinegar water... drink it... the mesquito's hate the taste and apparently you give off the smell of it too. That or eat lots of pickles and/or garlic... they hate that too.

 

gypsy_rose
by Kandy on Aug. 18, 2011 at 2:22 PM

I eat garlic on EVERYTHING and i get eaten to DEATH by mosquitoes.

MIA0223
by Michelle on Aug. 18, 2011 at 2:48 PM

So sad.
Very scary too. We are close to NY, DD got ate up by them a few days ago :(

PEEK05
by on Aug. 18, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Oh my gosh, how sad. :(

Earthy_Mom
by on Aug. 18, 2011 at 3:13 PM


Quoting imamomzilla:

 I didn't know that. Thanks!

 

Quoting Earthy_Mom:

Sad to hear that.

Vinegar water... drink it... the mesquito's hate the taste and apparently you give off the smell of it too. That or eat lots of pickles and/or garlic... they hate that too.

 

Your welcome... you can even put the vinegar into your animals water. We put it in the horses water whenever we fill them up.

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