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zeitghost99
10th February 2012, 14:37
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scooterscot
10th February 2012, 14:38
I think there in for a shock when they meet the midges from the north.

Arturo Bassick
10th February 2012, 14:41
I think they're in for a shock when they meet the midges from the north.Is English not your first language?

DimPrawn
10th February 2012, 15:07
Sounds like more scare mongering.

Surely a tax of some sort can prevent the problem?

:rolleyes:

DodgyAgent
10th February 2012, 15:09
I think there in for a shock when they meet the midges from the north.

You and your friends?

Moscow Mule
10th February 2012, 15:09
Too many people living in Kent anyway...

BrilloPad
10th February 2012, 15:18
Too many people living in Kent anyway...

"He added that although the mosquitoes have been found at sites in the marshes of north Kent and south Essex in 2010 and 2011."

Kent is fine - but surely you don't want those lovely essex types to be affected? :eyes

TimberWolf
10th February 2012, 16:10
Sounds like more scare mongering.

:rolleyes:

From 4 years ago:


The UK is to be hit by regular malaria outbreaks, fatal heatwaves and contaminated drinking water within five years because of global warming, the Government has warned the NHS.

Malaria warning as UK becomes warmer - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/3325067/Malaria-warning-as-UK-becomes-warmer.html)

Only a year to go. Doomed.

SueEllen
10th February 2012, 16:27
They bring the story out nearly every year - then if we get a cold spell that lasts 10 days or more it kills them off.

BTW there are poisonous spiders in the UK apparently some are living on the bridges along the Thames. Though I expect quite a few of them have died off in the past two weeks. Unfortunately the damn parakeets love the cold as they are from the mountains......

OwlHoot
10th February 2012, 16:41
Might be worth looking at property prices in Kent, near Romney Marsh for example, if all these scare stories discourage would be buyers.

I mean how bad can West Nile virus be? Also, presumably you'd only catch it once and then you're immune. :banana:

Moscow Mule
10th February 2012, 21:31
Might be worth looking at property prices in Kent, near Romney Marsh for example, if all these scare stories discourage would be buyers.

I mean how bad can West Nile virus be? Also, presumably you'd only catch it once and then you're immune. :banana:

CDC: West Nile Virus - What You Need To Know (http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/wnv_factsheet.htm)


About one in 150 people infected with WNV will develop severe illness. The severe symptoms can include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis. These symptoms may last several weeks, and neurological effects may be permanent. ..

bless 'em all
10th February 2012, 23:49
Being outside means you're at risk. The more time you're outdoors, the more time you could be bitten by an infected mosquito.

Straight from the CDC ... and they're the experts. :eek