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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/21/2021 07:07 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/21/2021 07:07 PM
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Amador County Horse Comes Down with West Nile Virus.

Amador County, CA – Amador County Public Health confirms the first 2021 case of West Nile virus (WNV) in an Amador County horse. Outbreaks of WNV occur each summer in the United States and are most commonly transmitted to humans and animals through a mosquito bite from a mosquito harboring the virus. Public Health officials remind the community to take preventative measures to avoid mosquitoborne disease.





“The appearance of West Nile Virus in Amador County is not a surprise,” said Dr. Rita Kerr, Amador County Health Officer. “WNV has been detected in California and neighboring counties for the past few months. It is important that people be aware there are measures they can take to minimize exposure to mosquitos and reduce the chance of becoming infected.”

Prevent mosquito bites by practicing the “Three D’s”:
1. DEET – Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaradin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535 according to label instructions. Repellents keep the mosquitoes from biting you.
2. DAWN AND DUSK – Mosquitoes that carry WNV bite in the early morning and evening so it is important to wear repellent at this time. Make sure that your doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep out mosquitoes. Repair or replace screens with tears or holes.
3. DRAIN – Mosquitoes lay their eggs on standing water. Eliminate all sources of standing water on your property, including flower pots, old car tires, and rain gutters. Mosquito Dunks are another prevention measure that are dropped in stagnant water, bird baths or ponds to form a barrier which prevent mosquitos from breeding.

The risk of serious illness to most people is low. However, some individuals -- less than 1 percent -- will develop serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis. People 50 years and older have a higher chance of getting sick and are more likely to develop serious symptoms. Those with diabetes and/or hypertension are at greatest risk for serious illness. For more information on WNV, visit California’s West Nile virus website: https://westnile.ca.gov/

For WNV virus equine vaccination information, please contact your veterinarian.
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FINALLY
Posted on: 2021-09-21 21:11:00   By: Anonymous
 
An appropriate use for Invermectin!


[Reply ]

    Re: Got Ivermectin?
    Posted on: 2021-09-22 08:30:26   By: Anonymous
     
    Call Ed.

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      Re: Got Ivermectin?
      Posted on: 2021-09-22 09:51:49   By: Anonymous
       
      Mr. Ed?

      And what about the horse in this story? Is it OK?

      [Reply ]

        Re: Got Ivermectin?
        Posted on: 2021-09-22 14:04:34   By: Anonymous
         
        Wilbuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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    Re: FINALLY
    Posted on: 2021-09-22 11:00:22   By: Anonymous
     
    No, West Nile is a virus and it, too, requires a vaccine. Ivermectin is used to treat internal parasites like worms.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-09-21 21:13:01   By: Anonymous
 
Whats next?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-09-21 21:18:12   By: Anonymous
     
    Probably Polio. we're going to find a bunch of local yokals also didn't get THAT vaccine either.

    But whatever is cured by a daily dose of whiskey, we're not afraid of.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-09-22 07:13:38   By: Anonymous
       
      AntiSniveler endorses Ivermectin. Injected anally.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2021-09-22 07:26:36   By: Anonymous
         
        I'm in love with my deer sausage, the sniv...

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-09-22 11:02:08   By: Anonymous
 
Owner prob has a Trump flag flying, too. They don't believe in science for their animals, either.

[Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-09-22 14:05:44   By: Anonymous
     
    Name one rancher/horse owner in the motherlode that isn't a
    Trumpster.

    [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-09-22 16:18:56   By: Anonymous
       
      Measles and small pox will make a comeback also.

      [Reply ]


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