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Manassas    113

The doctor told us that one of their big worries is an infected person who stays home. Apparently it is easy for the virus to move when a mosquito bites the infected person and then bites someone else in the house. They urged the use of mosquito nets. Even while in the hospital they used mosquito nets over the infected person.

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DavisH    1,988
On 9/3/2017 at 6:34 AM, Manassas said:

We are getting word-of-mouth of at least 3 more cases in our village. And that's just friends and family. Sounds like a real outbreak - if confirmed.

 

Is this just my village or are there cases in other areas??

 

Maybe it's time for a beach trip...

 

PS Sister-in-law recovering nicely.

Dengue can spread quickly if the area is not fogged to kill off the adults. Dengue is transmitted mainly by Aedes aegypti but also Ae. albopictus. aegypti is quite stealthy and has been thought that one mosquito can infect a whole family in one night. It's been more rainy this year so I expect more infections. Too much rain, such as in 2011, wiped out most of the breeding sites and probably flushed most of the eggs away. It took a couple of years for mosquitoes to get their good numbers back (at least where I live). 

https://www.cdc.gov/dengue/resources/30jan2012/aegyptifactsheet.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/dengue/resources/30jan2012/albopictusfactsheet.pdf

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DavisH    1,988
On 9/8/2017 at 6:14 AM, Manassas said:

Everybody recovered and is back home. Hospital told us they would report the cases to public health authorities. They must have because yesterday a bunch of men showed up and fogged the whole village. That can't hurt, but the people who were infected were farmers and more likely got it from mosquitos out in the farm fields somewhere.

Yes, every case must be reported to the health department. That's why the foggers showed up. Better late than never. It's better to empty water receptacles or cover them. That's the main place they breed - and close to humans as humans are the only known host of dengue. 

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sceadugenga    1,839

I've found that a fan is the best personal defence against mosquitoes, they don't like air movement.

Last night the power went off when I was planning an early night so I gave myself a good dousing with repellent as a substitute.

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missoura    425

It was explained to us that the spray  is really some sort of agriculture oil. It is supposed to cover the surface of any standing water, drowning the mosquito larvae.

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sceadugenga    1,839

Well paraffin would do that, it's lighter than water and would float on the top.

Mosquito larvae have to breath through a type of personal snorkel, if it couldn't penetrate the oil then this would drown them. 

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observer90210    1,221

Sanofi Pasteur©  Labs have developped a vaccine under the name Dengvaxia ©, that that been approved and highly recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

 

The vaccine has been distributed in dengue risk areas like the Philippines, Mexico. You would need to check out at a reliable hospital locally to get more information and if the vaccine won't cause any other issues due to health conditions or age.

 

Stay safe and healthy.

 

Ref.: http://www.sanofipasteur.com/en/articles/dengvaxia-world-s-first-dengue-vaccine-approved-in-mexico.aspx

 

 

 

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maeab101    96
On 9/12/2017 at 2:38 PM, observer90210 said:

Sanofi Pasteur©  Labs have developped a vaccine under the name Dengvaxia ©, that that been approved and highly recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

 

The vaccine has been distributed in dengue risk areas like the Philippines, Mexico. You would need to check out at a reliable hospital locally to get more information and if the vaccine won't cause any other issues due to health conditions or age.

 

Stay safe and healthy.

 

Ref.: http://www.sanofipasteur.com/en/articles/dengvaxia-world-s-first-dengue-vaccine-approved-in-mexico.aspx

 

 

 

There is no cure though for dengue.

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Bardeh    220
On 9/15/2017 at 5:10 PM, maeab101 said:

There is no cure though for dengue.

It's not a cure, it's a vaccine. Stops you from getting it in the first place.

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freedomnow    174

There is a complementary treatment available if you get dengue - papaya leaf juice.

Case studies mostly in India. I do not endorse it, or can attest to its effectiveness...it is merely a lead for people to google up on and decide its merit, in addition to mainstream care. It can be bought in CM behind MAYA I believe...at one organic juice place.

I never knew about it when I had dengue.

Wish I had, dengue made me feel 101 years old at one point.

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