British Woman Contracts Fatal Disease From Cambodian Mosquito Bite

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So beer-drinking pregnant women who don t bathe regularly, are mouth breathers and have type O blood are not the kind of women you want to sit beside on a warm night if you are wearing bright clothes. I do my part to stop the spread of dengue fever, others wear DEET.
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I'm with Richard on this one. Long ago when I first traveled in the tropics I used to slather myself in DEET and even take anti-malarials etc. Then you find yourself living in the tropics and it's just not practical to do that anymore. I rarely see mosquitoes in my house and I would try to cover up a bit if I was walking around a swamp or something but in general it's not an issue. If you want to look at vectors for infection I believe the breeding areas such as still water are far more important than whether your friends have been rubbing insecticide or citronella on themselves.
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I eat out a lot and under restaurant tables seems especially hazardous for mozzies given they like dark places and doesn't seem to matter too much the time of day either.
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John Bingham wrote: Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:26 pm I'm with Richard on this one. Long ago when I first traveled in the tropics I used to slather myself in DEET and even take anti-malarials etc. Then you find yourself living in the tropics and it's just not practical to do that anymore. I rarely see mosquitoes in my house and I would try to cover up a bit if I was walking around a swamp or something but in general it's not an issue. If you want to look at vectors for infection I believe the breeding areas such as still water are far more important than whether your friends have been rubbing insecticide or citronella on themselves.
And I'm with the both of you. Living for years in the tropics means you mostly figure out when and where you might encounter mosquitos carrying dengue or malaria. Learning curve can be steep, though.

Ex and I were on Koh Phangan during a Dengue outbreak, and slathered ourselves in Deet and stayed far away from other people. He came down with it first, and after ten days it was my turn. Lost about eight kilos in short order and felt like shit, for sure. They don't call it Break Bone Fever for nothing.

Ex came down with another version of it in 2014 or so, and said it was still miserable.
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[/quote]. While walks in the park at night wearing a face mask preferable to death, if we were all to take every precaution to keep from catching a communicable disease the world's economy would grind to a halt.
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Wow = seems like you were talking about Corona virus.
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