That's encouraging to know that the medical staff are too scared to help sick people. Portrays a great image for visitors too.
It's a fact that the country would struggle to help their own people with any type of epidemic illness, its down to cost, the rich will be able to afford but what of the poor, this leaves the illness ongoing in a continues circle, thus the poor need treatment, then the question why should the well to do, pay. The country needs outside help to resolve a now situation, but better for now to be in denial.SternAAlbifrons wrote: ↑Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:41 pm Sounds Fab.
Winter - get flu
Summer - go surfing
Tropics - go surfing every day
NOT science tho - more like LSD dreams..
In the United States, the flu thrives in the winter, when the air is cold and crisp, and then ebbs in the spring, when the disease is stymied by hotter temperatures. However, in tropical countries, where it is usually warm, humid and rainy, people get sick with the flu all year round.
Flu peaks in temperate zones when the humidity is low. In the tropics, it surges when it's humid and rainy. As winter wanes into spring, flu season wanes, too. But while people get the flu when it's cold in the United States, in Senegal they're getting sick when it's hot.
Bacteria thrive in warm environments, so hospitals combat this with cold temperatures, which help slow bacterial and viral growth. ... Operating rooms are some of the coldest areas in a hospital, usually around 65-69° with a humidity of 70%, to keep the risk of infection at a minimum.
For example, the NIS study reported that equatorial regions can experience not only year-round transmission (such as in Colombia) but also distinct one-time annual epidemics (such as in Fortaleza, Brazil) or spikes twice a year (such as in Singapore).
"In other tropical areas, influenza epidemics correlate with the rainy season, when [ambient humidity] is highest, such as Dakar, Senegal, or Belem, Brazil," it stated.
In major South-East Asian cities, flu transmission was similar to other colder areas, said Professor Cheng.
"They do tend to have an all-year-round transmission which is more a tropical pattern of influenza," he said.
Take another illness has example -
Tuberculosis, as a Lancet editorial once put it, it is an “unsexy” disease.
No one dies of it in a matter of days. It’s not highly contagious. it does not come with rashes, haemorrhage, or other dramatic symptoms. And it has been around for so long.
And yet, in terms of sheer impact, tuberculosis (TB) should rank as the public health crisis of our time. In India alone, TB kills over 400,000 people every year. In relative terms, the numbers are no less disconcerting in Indonesia and the Philippines – 107,000 and 26,000 annual deaths, respectively. Various other Asian countries are considered as having high TB burden – including Bangladesh, China, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Moreover, while TB has been documented since ancient times, the disease is changing with the emergence – and continued evolution – of multi-drug resistant and extremely-drug resistant strains (MDR-TB and XDR-TB).
Normally, the standard treatment for TB takes six months (an already-difficult regimen) but these strains require even longer courses using expensive, often inaccessible, medicines. Further adding to the complexity of controlling TB is the rise of HIV and diabetes, both of which render bodies particularly vulnerable to the mycobacterial infection. HIV infection rates may be decreasing globally, but the opposite is happening in countries like the Philippines. The incidence of diabetes, meanwhile, is rising throughout the region.
Public health ministries in Asia are acutely aware of the threat posed by TB – which slowly but surely destroys body tissues (usually in the lungs), leading to organ failure that can, in turn, lead to death. At a UN General Assembly high-level meeting last September, various health ministers reaffirmed their commitment to come up with an “urgent global response to a global epidemic”. Philippine Secretary of Health Francisco Duque declared that we cannot continue doing “business as usual”
Cambodia has been added to the Additional 10 by estimated incidence rate of the 30 TB high burden countries.
What Do Germs Grow Best in, Hot or Cold Weather?
Germs in Food - One of the common places to find harmful germs is in food. Germs in food thrive in warmer conditions.
Airborne and Contact Germs -
1. The germs commonly associated with illness (the common cold, for example) are more active and grow in warmer temperatures (this is the main reason hospitals keep their indoor temperatures so cool)
2. Despite the old myth that colder weather causes sickness, bacteria are much more active in warmer weather. The spread of illness during the colder months is attributable to the congregating of people indoors.
Bottom Line - Nearly all germs thrive in warmer conditions. To keep infection down, it is helpful to keep both your food and your living conditions cool.
Middle east is not particularly warm at this time of year. Temperatures range from f0 to 20 odd degrees c in most places. Asia, on the other hand, runs 27%c+ day and nightKammekor wrote: ↑Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:28 amYou might be true, but you're just guessing. MERS (also a Coronavirus) originated in the Middle East, warm and dry like Cambodia at this time.hunter8 wrote: ↑Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:37 am Ok. We talk about Cambodia not other tropical countries. Next 3 months in Cambodia are hot and dry. Infection transmissions will be minimal compared to northern countries in the next 3 months. For the next 3 months Cambodia is the best place to be to avoid getting infected.
Yes, SEA is warm now. I wouldn't say 'Asia' is warm.pczz wrote: ↑Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:06 amMiddle east is not particularly warm at this time of year. Temperatures range from f0 to 20 odd degrees c in most places. Asia, on the other hand, runs 27%c+ day and nightKammekor wrote: ↑Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:28 amYou might be true, but you're just guessing. MERS (also a Coronavirus) originated in the Middle East, warm and dry like Cambodia at this time.hunter8 wrote: ↑Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:37 am Ok. We talk about Cambodia not other tropical countries. Next 3 months in Cambodia are hot and dry. Infection transmissions will be minimal compared to northern countries in the next 3 months. For the next 3 months Cambodia is the best place to be to avoid getting infected.
Middle East is moderate and dry this time of year, as opposed to the main land masses in the Northern hemisphere which are mostly cold and relatively wet.
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