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Dengue danger: Phuket hits highest infection rate in the country

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Dengue danger: Phuket hits highest infection rate in the country 

Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Clear signs of dengue. If you start experiencing these ill effects, see a doctor immediately.
 

PHUKET: Concerns are high for the rising number of people in Phuket contracting dengue following a Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) report issued last week confirming that Phuket has the highest per capita infection rate in the country.

 

However, with Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) Chief Dr Jirapan Teapan unavailable for comment this week, a Department of Disease Control (DDC) official posted at the PPHO had little to say on the matter.

 

The official confirmed that since the start of the year 220 people in Phuket had been confirmed by local hospitals as contracting dengue, the same figure revealed in a report posted on the DDC website last Tuesday (April 10). (See report here.)

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/dengue-danger- phuket-hits-highest-infection-rate-in-the-country-66838.php#JXaHMXfdzJb9MOyX.97

 

 
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A natural remedy is to crush (blender) enough Papaya leaves to make four teaspoons of liquid and consume it twice a day for 5 consecutive days. 

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19 minutes ago, nchuckle said:

So no chance whatsoever of your Thai neighbours ever doing that then?

I hate to think where you live but where I live my Thai neighbors maintain their properties and the environment to an extent whereby there are no mosquitoes, soi dogs,  stray cats or rubbish. There was, however, one Dutch character who was evicted because he failed to care for the property he rented. 

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29 minutes ago, nchuckle said:

So no chance whatsoever of your Thai neighbours ever doing that then?

I wonder how pro-active local council or health authorities are on the mosquito problem.  It only takes one thoughtless neighbour to have their own private breeding program.  Rubbish, old tyres, fish ponds.  Even bromeliads!

Singapore is very active in this matter, and inspectors check properties including apartments as a single flower pot with water is all it takes.

My landlady here in Chiang Mai used to put "mosquito sand" in her various ponds, which stops the mozzie eggs from developing.

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7 minutes ago, Coconut Kidd said:

Believe me, you'll know it when you get it.

Oh yes, and the worst bits for me were the severe headache, just about constant, and severe backache.
 
Loss of appetite and a general feeling of malaise in addition to those mentioned above, ensure that you know full well that something is wrong. However the worst part about it is that there's nothing that can be done for it apart from rest, fluids and paracetamol.
 
Hospitals very often like to keep you in for a few days to look at its progression and to monitor the blood count in case it becomes dengue haemorrhagic fever.
 
I was over the worst of mine in about three weeks.

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Yep had it too and I think its up there with kidney stones although not as painful but the headaches behind the eyes was a bitch and paracetamol only takes the edge off the throbbing. I had severe back pain and sweats too but the main thing for me was forcing the fluids down even when I didn't feel like it. 

I also believe their numbers will be way higher as I personally know of a few guys who had it and did not seek hospital or doctor help. They had been through it before and knew how to deal with it.

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I live in a very upscale development in Cherngtalay, and there have been at least 6 cases of dengue resulting in hospitalization in the past 30 days.

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6 minutes ago, Mauiguy said:

I live in a very upscale development in Cherngtalay, and there have been at least 6 cases of dengue resulting in hospitalization in the past 30 days.

 

Dengue fever, not just for the poor people :)

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Just put in a few of those small blue fish. They cost 10฿ a piece and feed on mosquito larvae. They breed quick ,soon you will have lots.

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7 hours ago, Swimman said:

I hate to think where you live but where I live my Thai neighbors maintain their properties and the environment to an extent whereby there are no mosquitoes, soi dogs,  stray cats or rubbish. There was, however, one Dutch character who was evicted because he failed to care for the property he rented. 

That's nice you must live in a posh area. i go out most days on my bicycle and see loads of rubbish dumped in heaps at the side of the roads  amazing thailand .  

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5 hours ago, AUSSIE BOB said:

Yep had it too and I think its up there with kidney stones although not as painful but the headaches behind the eyes was a bitch and paracetamol only takes the edge off the throbbing. I had severe back pain and sweats too but the main thing for me was forcing the fluids down even when I didn't feel like it. 

I also believe their numbers will be way higher as I personally know of a few guys who had it and did not seek hospital or doctor help. They had been through it before and knew how to deal with it.

 

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