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Thailand facing its worst dengue outbreak in half a decade

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2 hours ago, Beggar said:

The Dengue mosquitoes fly at daytime. 

Ah, but they might know he shuts the doors and windows at those times and who in their right mind wants to risk an unfavourable lock-in!

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4 hours ago, Tongjaw said:

2 years ago they fogged our village for mozzies. Two  months ago the wife   asked our local government office about doing it again. Reply was, If someone gets dengue in the village only then will they come out and fog. Talk about closing  the gate after the horse has bolted. 

I loves me a bit of mixed metaphor magic.

 

"Where?

 

There, right there... a little mouse with clogs on..."

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5 hours ago, mikebell said:

More spouting of the bleedin' obvious!  Any tips on how to avoid bites?  Brand names of effective repellents?  Effective pesticides? 

Draining breeding grounds in gardens is easy, but how do you do it in Isaan where the whole area is under water for months on end?

Really?

Do you live here or have you ever been to Isaan?

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Dengue carriers are dawn, daytime and dusk.

Not night time which is the malarial carrier.

Cover up rather than walking about in your swim shorts.

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15 minutes ago, flyingtlger said:

Darn blood sucking animals, reminds me of my ex-wife!  🤯

Reminds me of my Thai wife.

 

We use neem on work surfaces and in spray guns.

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3 hours ago, hotchilli said:

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

The ones for Dengue are easy to recognize. 

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9 hours ago, Puchaiyank said:

Had dengue a few years back...bedridden for 2 weeks, too weak to walk more than a few steps...less than 100% power for months after...nasty stuff...

I got it 5 years ago. Just joint pain, fever and fatigue. 

But with drinking a lot of mineral water it was done within 10 days. 

I can't say it was a big deal. 

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10 hours ago, webfact said:

worst dengue outbreak in half a decade,

Where on earth did this 'half a decade' come from?  What happened to '5 years'!

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7 hours ago, masuk said:

Singapore handles mosquito breeding sites with the use of 'mosquito police'.  they check apartments, houses, everywhere for containers of water lying around or pot plants and even some plants which hold water.

Yes. They also go onto the roof if the top of the building is flat and issue fines to transgressors. In Pattaya I've seen large puddles of water sitting for days/weeks on uneven flat roofs. Also abandoned buildings where the swimming pools are half full with stagnant water. Who do you get in touch with?

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I red internet, there is no vaccine against dengue, so Thai manufacturer? getting rich from nothing?

someone said and was to be found on internet, plants, like the leaf of the papaya makes it better.

Yesterday i saw it in Thaivisa, someone mentioned it, so i checked.

If you like read this one: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5607393/

 

THailand see an increase of the mosquito, destroying breed holes (puddles) ok, good.

But why not like in South America breed males who cant reproduce? They grow millions of them and 

let them out in mating season. No more eggs, producing mosquitos !

They did this to prevent mosquitoes to spread Zika virus. Virus infects unborn child.

The mosquitoes can provide many diseases, they are a pain in the ...body. 

Males dont suck blood, only the females. :cheesy::cheesy:

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1 hour ago, Johnnyy said:

Anything you can do to help before going to Thailand ?

Yes try spain

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7 hours ago, mikebell said:

More spouting of the bleedin' obvious!  Any tips on how to avoid bites?  Brand names of effective repellents?  Effective pesticides? 

Draining breeding grounds in gardens is easy, but how do you do it in Isaan where the whole area is under water for months on end?

I have heard Papaya leaves boiled up and drink when you get this horrible 

 

6 hours ago, aussiebrian said:

Mosquito larvae need to breathe ,a thin coating of oil on to the top of the water kills them pretty quick. Vegetable oil works well. You don't need much 

Also make sure your gutters on your roof are not holding any water, or anything lying around the place.

Make sure you have fish in water in any ponds or plants that need to sit in water will also eat them.

 

6 hours ago, aussiebrian said:

Mosquito larvae need to breathe ,a thin coating of oil on to the top of the water kills them pretty quick. Vegetable oil works well. You don't need much 

Also make sure your gutters on your roof are not holding any water, or anything lying around the place.

Make sure you have fish in water in any ponds or plants that need to sit in water will also eat them.

I can remember years ago when living down south the old dear next door had water pots full of rain water, when I looked I and saw little fish swimming around I mentioned it to the one that was,she said the little fish eat all the mosquito eggs.

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I had Dengue here in Thailand 6 years ago- no fun at all but my understanding is that there are 4 types of the virus- DENV-1, -2, -3 & -4 & having been infected with one type you acquire lifelong immunity to that particular type virus. If, however, you become infected with one of the other types of the virus you have no immunity to that & your symptoms are intensified.

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