[Northkeep] Fwd: Another Pest in Oklahoma

Chris Graue myangelmorgan at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 6 15:41:11 PDT 2005

This was sent to everyone where I work, and though the
season for this warning may be over, it might not be.
Something to keep an eye out for, at any rate.


> There has been a large outbreak and number of people
> with rashes in
> Kansas as well as Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma and
> Texas.  This is
> caused by the Oak Leaf Gall Mite.   The worst of the
> cases were in
> Kansas, but just in case they spread and become more
> common here, I
> thought I'd better let the list know about this. 
> Maybe the season is
> about over, but considering the spread of west nile,
> I wonder if this
> creature won't spread too, at least to the areas
> where there are lots of
> oak trees. 
> The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Review has a long
> article this week
> if you want more details than the website above
> offers:

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