Dengue Fever

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Re: Dengue Fever

Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:11 pm

clutchcargo wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:45 pm
Just found out Mrs Cargo has it :( Homebound with drip for 7 days.
Good luck, I'm sure she will be fine.
However, this highlights the fact that spraying for mosquitoes is important, and it is not helpful to say that the spray causes cancer with no proof.
Explorer, please check facts before you post. People are already freaked out enough with the dengue fever spreading. My families' kids also have dengue. No need to add to the alarm.
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Re: Dengue Fever

Post by Kammekor » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:33 pm

cptrelentless wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:02 pm
There are five kinds of dengue, four of them are not so bad. So you can't say - Yeah, I had dengue, it was fine. You just had a variant and didn't bleed out of your eyeballs.
Not really. There are five kinds of dengue. Four are very common. The first infection is usually pretty easy, and after that you're protected for that kind, you're immune for the kind of dengue you had. But.... if you get infected with another kind, your body will initially think it's a re-infection with the previous kind, and act accordingly, which is more or less ineffective increasing the risks of complications. In general, the more different dengue infections you've had before, the higher the risk of complications.
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Re: Dengue Fever

Post by Kammekor » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:42 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:11 pm
clutchcargo wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:45 pm
Just found out Mrs Cargo has it :( Homebound with drip for 7 days.
Good luck, I'm sure she will be fine.
However, this highlights the fact that spraying for mosquitoes is important, and it is not helpful to say that the spray causes cancer with no proof.
Explorer, please check facts before you post. People are already freaked out enough with the dengue fever spreading. My families' kids also have dengue. No need to add to the alarm.
In my village they sprayed too, not with a truck but with a mobile device. I declined, much to their annoyance, because they couldn't (or didn't know, or didn't watn to...) tell me what chemical they used. Besides, killing the present population of mozzies is effective for 1-12 days only. After that there's a new generation born from the tires, coconut shells, litter and other breeding places. From egg to mozzie takes about 12 day, but when they spray it'll only kill the mozzies, not the eggs, larvae or pupae present. Puzzles me to be honest there's no more sustainable solution like the police coming with the sprayers, inspecting the surroundings, ordering a clean up, and come back for a check 24 hours later.
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Re: Dengue Fever

Post by Arget » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:42 am

When we used the foggers like this in Aus we would add some diesel to the mix and it would give a scummy layer on water (in trapped areas eg tyres) so would kill off larvae as well.
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Re: Dengue Fever

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:32 pm

Mosquito trials raise hopes of defeating dengue
By Jenny VAUGHAN
09/10/19 AT 6:04 AM
Hundreds dead in the Philippines; a threefold increase of cases in Vietnam; hospitals overrun in Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia -- dengue is ravaging Southeast Asia this year due in part to rising temperatures and low immunity to new strains.

But one group of scientists is rolling out trials to breed dengue-resistant bugs in a bid to tackle one of the world's leading mosquito-borne illnesses, raising hopes the untreatable disease can finally be beaten.

The World Mosquito Program (WMP) has pioneered a method where male and female Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes are infected with the disease-resistant bacteria called Wolbachia before being released into the wild.

In a matter of weeks, baby mosquitoes are born carrying Wolbachia, which acts as a disease buffer for the bugs -- making it harder for them to pass on not only dengue, but Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever.

First trialled in northern Australia, it's been tested in nine countries around the globe, including in Vietnam where early results are promising.

"We have seen a remarkable reduction of dengue cases after the release," explained Nguyen Binh Nguyen, project coordinator for WMP in Nha Trang.

His team set free around half a million Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes last year in Vinh Luong, a crowded dengue-prone district in southern Vietnam.
Since the trials, dengue cases are down 86 percent in Vinh Luong compared to nearby resort town Nha Trang.
https://www.ibtimes.com/mosquito-trials ... ue-2824497
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