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Request to Diana Who Lives Across the Highway

Posted by carol on December 31, 2009, 11:14 am

I did a full review of all dengue references in the Mayo Clinic database and found nothing to indicate that immunity does not occur once a particular variety of dengue has been contracted. Other references and my own experience suggest that dengue, like some other viruses, creates an immune response. This is not to say that you cannot get the other three varieties, once you have had one, but I would like to know where you got your facts.

I believe I had dengue in India many years ago. When I contracted it here, I had a very, very mild case -- two or three days of muscle ache, no fever and no dysentary like symptoms.

Stress leads to immune suppression. My recommendation to everyone is to keep the stress to a minimum -- meaning to stop the alarmist craziness (my favorite currently being the hundreds of vehicles on the beach.)

It is vacation time here. Have fun and stop worrying. We live in paradise.


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  • Request to Diana Who Lives Across the Highway - carol December 31, 2009, 11:14 am
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