|West Nile Virus
||[Sep. 3rd, 2006|05:30 pm]
More West Nile Virus tests positive|
For the second time in as many weeks, Orange county residents have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to an Orange County Mosquito Control news release issued Friday.
The girl at Baptist hospital right now has been on oxygen for a week. You're supposed to have blood oxygen saturation of like 98%+, they put an oxygen mask on you at 92%, after a week she's at a blood oxygen saturation of 70%. Her blood pH has gone from the expected 7.35-7.45, which is normal, to 7.09, which is relatively acidic. She's probably going to die.
"When outside between dusk and dawn - when the virus-carrying culex species of mosquito is most active - people should wear insect repellant that contains DEET or picaridin and wear long pants and long-sleeve shirts in mosquito-infested areas.
Research shows that 77 percent of people who contracted the serious form of West Nile Virus did not use an insect repellant, according to the news release.
Area residents also should be emptying any container that holds water, changing pet bowls, bird baths and wading pools regularly; and checking saucers under potted plants for overflow, the news release said. "
So use some insect repellant.