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BANGKOK 24 July 2019 00:25
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Thailand facing its worst dengue outbreak in half a decade

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I had dengue twice in my 10 years in Thailand. Apparently, second or third time round is hemorrhagic, often deadly. As already noted, fevers/chills, zero power to even go to the washroom or sip water. 

Aedes skitters were prevalent around sunset. I had a bowl of guppies on the balcony that seemed to keep them away. They like sweat but always attacked my ankles. I used that citronella bug spray...They also got my dogs around the ankles. 

 

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37 minutes ago, unamazedloso said:

We shut all windows at about 4.30pm and open again about 8.30am. Never a mozzie in the house. 

The Dengue mosquitoes fly at daytime. 

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38 minutes ago, banagan said:

Didn't know it was that bad, especially that it gets worse each time.

 

What are the high and low months?

Look at the graph in posting #9. My Thai is next to nothing but I think you can see there all months of a year. 

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so where is the magical THAI cure for everything ? maybe CBD oil can help ? lol

 

60 people dead for the whole year ...

 

60 people die A DAY on the roads, but not emergency ...

 

if you start spraying DEED, you might get your disease earlier as this is disgustingly dangerous just like glyphosate sprayed on everything

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We used to drink Gin and Tonic years ago 

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1 hour ago, londonthai said:

There is vaccination for those living in tropics for a minimum 9 years and for those, who had already dengue. Costs 2-3k per shot, 3 are needed in space of year

I'm surprised the vaccine has only been mentioned once so far. I got my dengue shots before moving here and it cost around 40 AUD.

 

Why don't more people get the vaccine? Wouldn't most insurance policies cover it as well?

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1 hour ago, hotchilli said:

Just take precautions & treat all mosquito species as potentially dangerous... why try to differentiate between one and another ?

Right, that´s the only solution. It sounded like you needed to do it in the news, though. On the other hand. You can´t trust the news. :cheesy:

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2 hours ago, Lenny Jones said:

Same thing in tropical Australia.,  "Mozzie police" have considerable power to enforce the elimination of potential breeding locations.  My cousin had a hilarious encounter with some who tried to tell her the fluid inside her pitcher plant flowers was a potential breeding location and wanted the plants destroyed!.  She dragged them inside and showed them a video if the plants life cycle to allay them!

 

I have my house here in Thailand fully screened.  I cannot figure out why more people don't do that. Economics rules out the lower group but many houses around me are not screened - - crazy!

 

I think it's bromiliads  (Sp?) which hold water but don't eat the swimmers, unlike pitcher plants.

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Infected by dengue three months ago, two weeks in the apartment with all of the doors and windows covered air con on. Lethargic, weak difficulty walking and still very tired Doctor said that this malaise could go on for a year. Believe me pals it is a nasty fever with many deaths.   Beware the damn mozzie.

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So they are not blaming Farangs for this, well not yet, give them time

they will find some way to blame them.

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From Wikipedia:

 

Dengue vaccine is a vaccine to prevent dengue fever in humans. ... In 2017 the manufacturer recommended that the vaccine only be used in people who have previously had a dengue infection, as outcomes may be worsened in those who have not been previously infected.

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21 minutes ago, Time to grow said:

From Wikipedia:

 

Dengue vaccine is a vaccine to prevent dengue fever in humans. ... In 2017 the manufacturer recommended that the vaccine only be used in people who have previously had a dengue infection, as outcomes may be worsened in those who have not been previously infected.

Encouraging, hey what

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6 hours ago, Matzzon said:

I just wonder how many people of all ages are able to see the difference between mosquito speices, because that knowledge seems to be one of the criterias needed to follow and control according to the advice given?

You wonder do you? I wonder worry about you.  🙄

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59 minutes ago, johng50 said:

So they are not blaming Farangs for this, well not yet, give them time

they will find some way to blame them.

Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it.

You see, I come to this forum when I'm having a sh*t day. Then I read the usual garbage and get a boost that neither me nor my day ain't that bad, yet. Thanks again.

 

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3 minutes ago, Odisan said:

You wonder do you? I wonder worry about you.  🙄

Thanks for the vital input. Would you like to share your worries, so that its easier to understand your concern?

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