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Re: Health Tip from Spacifico - Dengue

Posted by D on November 30, 2009, 10:07 pm, in reply to "Health Tip from Spacifico - Dengue"
Message modified by board administrator November 30, 2009, 11:12 pm

I have heard a couple of time that Dengue is caused by daytime mosquitos, so I looked it up.

"Dengue is transmitted to humans by the Aedes aegypti or more rarely the Aedes albopictus mosquito, which feed during the day.[6]"

"Ministry of Health introduced a scheme that encouraged children to place a water bug, the crustacean Mesocyclops, in water tanks and discarded containers where the Aedes aegypti mosquito was known to thrive.[14]"

Spanish version.

Mostly Spanish links

"reports that 41,687 dengue cases; which is a 30 per cent increase from last year."

Jalisco 3,823

"providing 6,000 families with long lasting insectized-treated mosquito nets"
(I never heard of treated nets)

Click on the preferred language link for a Power Point presentation from 2002.
- hit "enter" to change pages faster.
- right click and select "go to slide" to get to a specific page number

There was a point in the 70's where the Aedes aegypti or
Aedes albopictus mosquito was almost non existent,
then people relaxed and it became the problem it is today.

Near the end of the presentation (slide 37 and 38) it say's

Here is a link to a pdf version for more selective viewing.


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