At least we don't have any yellow fever here....yet

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At least we don't have any yellow fever here....yet

Post by Rutiger » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:36 pm

I thought maybe "yellow fever" was having a strong attraction to Chinese girls.
No case of yellow fever detected in Cambodia
Mar 23,2016
PHNOM PENH, March 23 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia is closely watching the situation of yellow fever virus, though the country has not seen any case of the virus, said a joint statement from the Health Ministry and the World Health Organization on Wednesday.

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes, the statement said, adding that the yellow in the name refers to the jaundice that affects some patientsup to 50 percent of severely affected persons without treatment will die from yellow.

"There is currently no reported case of yellow fever in Cambodia. The Ministry of Health will continue to monitor the situation for both Cambodia and within the region," Health Minister Mam Bunheng said in the statement. "The Ministry is requesting people travelling to affected countries with yellow fever to ensure that they have received yellow fever vaccination one month before travelling."

According to the statement, there is no specific treatment for yellow fever, and vaccination is the most important preventive measure against the virus and available at the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia.

The statement said there are an estimated 130,000 cases of yellow fever reported yearly, causing 44,000 deaths worldwide each year, with 90 percent occurring in Africa.

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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:28 pm

ive had chronic yellow fever years :sorry:
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Post by willyhilly » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:46 am

Endemic in Africa, it will come to Cambodia at some stage.
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Post by prahkeitouj » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:08 am

I got yellow fever vacine, but I've white fever. :(
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Post by TheGrinchSR » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:34 am

Yellow fever controls are among the strictest in the world. Come from a country where it's endemic? Better have a vaccination document on you when you get somewhere or you are going back. Go to a country where it's endemic? Better have a vaccination document on you when you get there or you are going back.

It is, thankfully, 100% preventable and can be vaccinated against with ease. I was vaccinated when I was a little kid before we moved to Nigeria. So should it arrive in Cambodia the only people it will kill will be poor locals and expats too stupid to get their shots. The former is a tragedy, the latter is Darwin at work.
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