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Re: dengue fever

Posted by Tim Edwards on December 27, 2009, 9:56 pm, in reply to "dengue fever"

We were there for the month of Nov. My wife and her cousin both got dengue. Our daughter and her family (5) were there for Dec. and they did not. The vector is a house/day time mosquito. So spray the house and use repellent faithfully.

The cases have subsided with the cooler weather, but you still need to be careful.

We live in N. Calif. and we have West Nile virus here. It can mess you up worse than dengue.

You could also lobby that we would be allowed to start using DDT again. It is a great vector control and was banned at the expense of at least 1,000,000 lives a years in Malaria deaths.

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