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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Stoffa: "West Nile Virus, We Have It"

At Thursday night's Council meeting, Northampton County Exec John Stoffa indicates West Nile virus is here. "West Nile Virus - we have it in Northampton County. It's been found in Bethlehem in a cemetery, of all places. Northampton, Bethlehem Township, Hanover Township and Lower Nazareth. ... We are monitoring it." County officials claim spraying is little help at this time of year.

According to CDC, only 1 of every 5 persons infected with West Nile Virus develops any symptoms. West Nile fever symptoms include fever, headache, tiredness, and body aches, occasionally with a skin rash (on the trunk of the body) and swollen lymph glands. That illness can last between a few days and several weeks.

1 of every 150 people infected will develop a severe disease. Symptoms include headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, and paralysis.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sell Gracedale...problem solved!!

Anonymous said...

What a jerk you are !

Anonymous said...

Form a committee and hire a consultant, then sell any County land the bugs are on.

If handled properly, in about three years we should have a solid plan to present County council.

Also sell Gracedale and build luxury apartments for County drug addicts.

All problems solved.

PHN said...

This is nothing new. We have had west nile in all the counties every year since 1999. Most people have it and don't even know it unless the illness takes a nasty turn.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Anon 12:20 = Anon 2:42 = 3 AM troll, still attempting to inject the jail into the Gracedale debate.

Anonymous said...

"Anon 12:20 = Anon 2:42 = 3 AM troll, still attempting to inject the jail into the Gracedale debate."

Who said anything about the jail? This is a West Nile Virus issue.
What does one have to do with the other?