FishermanTim

skeeters and EEE on the south shore

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Once it shows up I stay out of the woods and at my camp I skip the "mosquito hatch" at 8:45 and drink on the screen porch instead. I've seen it up close and it's probably an overreaction but I won't take the chance

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the only good news is its extremely rare to contract eee. west nile much more common. but still wise to take precautions. :th:

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Last human case in Mass was 2013 I believe but that’s not to say we won’t have any this year. I live right near the hot zone.

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19 mins ago, Tailslap said:

Last human case in Mass was 2013 I believe but that’s not to say we won’t have any this year. I live right near the hot zone.

So much for this. News said first human case in 6 years happened in Marion? I think.

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A woman just died in Fairhaven. I believe it was the 4th confirmed case of EEE. I know it has been detected in Bourne and Woods Hole and as far as I'm aware there has been no spraying. Sections of Wareham have been sprayed twice.  

 

EEE has a 50% mortality rate. Most who survive will experience lifelong neurological effects. 

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just read an article about a Middleboro man who passed away this year after contracting EEE 9 years ago during a camping trip to Wareham... from the article, it's a chitty way to go... 

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1 hour ago, Malsow said:

I think more should be done. The Cape has not been sprayed at all. Why risk it? That EEE is no joke.

Pesticides have a bullseye on their back just look at the massive law suits with the Roundup (glyphosate) claims. I think municipalities don't want to have the liability. I also think the voting public especially in woke MA are opposed to wide spread sprays. 

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5 hours ago, Malsow said:

A woman just died in Fairhaven. I believe it was the 4th confirmed case of EEE. I know it has been detected in Bourne and Woods Hole and as far as I'm aware there has been no spraying. Sections of Wareham have been sprayed twice.  

 

EEE has a 50% mortality rate. Most who survive will experience lifelong neurological effects. 

her son in law  is a member here

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