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Re: dengue fever

Posted by Christina Ivazes on January 4, 2010, 5:44 am, in reply to "Re: dengue fever"

Wow Diana, You are the first person I've heard of who agrees with me about sugar attracting mosquitos. I, also have had the same experience for over 20 years. I don't drink soda or have sugar in my coffee. I also don't eat too many sweet pastries, however, on my last trip down, I forgot my good advice and indulged in several pastries the first day and also drank a few beers in the evening (which turns to sugar).

That combo seemed to tilt the odds towards being bitten! I had a problem for quite a while and finally realized what was happening. I then cut out the pastries and a whole lot of fruit, but I couldn't seem to stop that 2 beers an evening, but it didn't seem to be a problem.

There you have it. I am not in La Manzanilla currently this winter, but I wish you a wonderful time. It is a special place!

Christina Ivazes
aka Granny Pants

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