Mainers: EEE Virus

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 77horses, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    I just saw in the news today that the EEE mosquito virus has killed another horse(the 11th one so far). [​IMG] I just hope I don't get it! (* Starts spraying self frantically with bug spray!*) It has no cure. You get flu-like symptoms that can be treated, but once you get it, you well have life-long neurological disorders (is that how you spell it? and what does that mean anyway?)

    So anyway just thought I would share this with all the other Mainers on here(and anyone else who knows about it or wants to know about it). Here's a link to the news website with a video:

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  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Do you know if there is a vaccine for it?
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Quote:Nope. No vaccine yet. Just treatments for the flu symptoms. [​IMG]
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    I heard about that... poor horses! [​IMG] I work with horses across the street and am worried for them. (How typical of me to be worried about the horses but not myself...)
  5. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Quote:I know. it's so sad. [​IMG]

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