West Nile Disease is showing rising number of confirmed cases in Katy Texas

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West Nile Disease is showing rising number of confirmed cases in Katy Texas.


The number of confirmed cases of West Nile disease increased in Fort Bend County this past weekend by three with two of the cases coming from Katy Texas. The total of confirmed cases in Fort Bend County is now at eight with four cases originating in Katy. There have been no deaths reported due to this disease which is good news.

The most likely symptoms suffered by victims of West Nile Fever include, fever, headache, sore throat, body aches, fatigue, skin rash and swollen lymph glands. The more serious version named West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease symptoms include headache, high fever, still neck, disorientation, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, coma and paralysis. The confirmed cases have included three cases of the serious strain. Flooded Street Katy Texas No bueno for mosquitos


Here are my quick tips for reducing the risk of West Nile disease.

·        Use some type mosquito repellant when outdoors showing less than 10% DEET when children are involved. Other repellants to consider include lemon eucalyptus oil, Picaridin (?), and something called IR3535 as recommended by Centers for Disease Control.

·        Look all around the outside of your home and eliminate all standing water.

·        Lawn clippings should never be thrown into a sewer or drain.

·        Check all screens to make sure they are in good condition before opening doors and windows. Most folks here rarely open their windows but do leave doors open to let in fresh air.

·        Birdbaths and decorative ponds should be clean and change the water frequently.

·        When going outside wear long pants and shirts of preferable lighter colored.

·        Controlling mosquitos inside the home may require spraying a “flying insect spray”.

·        Clean out all gutters.

·        Cover all boats and store these in a covered space.

·        Turn over all canoes, kayaks and small boats so storage is upside down.


Watch for mosquitos in your yard and surroundings and be careful. Go to the Doctor right away when the symptoms of the disease arise

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John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com - Albuquerque, NM
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Excellent information Bob and sad but true in a time that is much needed.  Our area is dealing with the West Nile Virus too and these tips would be great to pass on to others in the NM area as well. 

Sep 12, 2012 05:01 AM #1
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

All great tips Bob.  West Nile is a problem here in San Antonio TX too and we need to protect ourselves.  Although the incidence of seriousness is not as bas as we think, contracting the West Nile Virus can make one sick as a dog!

Sep 12, 2012 05:13 AM #2
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Ggod grief, that would definitely alarm me.  All of the mosquitoes we had earlier in the year would have been enough to carry me off!  But, I know what you are going through, and it is scary.  Good tips.  Stay safe!

Sep 12, 2012 06:39 AM #3
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


            Before I went to walk today I sprayed myself with mosquito repellent! I read that they think the disease has peeked I sure hope so!

Sep 12, 2012 07:16 AM #4
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com - Albuquerque, NM
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Yo.... Bob... Congrats on calling that shot my man!

Sep 12, 2012 08:40 AM #5
Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales a

Excellent tips Bob, we need to do all we can to minimize the mosquitoes around our home.

Sep 12, 2012 09:53 PM #6
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

It's scary isn't it? I can't imagine getting that sick from a mosquito. Great list of things to do to minimize the risk in Katy, Texas - and elsewhere. Have a great day Bob.

Sep 13, 2012 01:19 AM #7
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Thank you everyone for the comments. West Nile is some bad stuff and I hope we are getting towards the end of the treat but who knows.

Sep 13, 2012 01:22 AM #8
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


We have had a couple of nearby cases. Fortunately, none here in the Napa Valley so far. cheers cvc

Sep 13, 2012 04:21 AM #9
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont

Howdy there Bob my friend, both members and non-member folks sure can always visit your blog and find and read all kinds of mighty helpful info which is for folks of all ages, which sure will help them in some way or another. This here sure is some outstanding info for folks and they sure will appreciate you for posting this. Folks if you are needing help with Real Estate, then do take the time to talk with Bob and you’ll sure learn he is the one an only to work along side.

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