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Steep rise in Philippine deaths from Dengue

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Dave_E, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Dave_E
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    Dave_E Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Seems as if there is quite a problem with Dengue fever at the moment. I know there have been issues in Leyte recently as I have heard mention of a few people being infected, it is apparently now a national problem.

    Summary:
    Philippine health authorities have declared a national Dengue alert. Since January there have been over 106,630 cases of Dengue reported, an 85% increase since last year, and there have been over 450 related deaths.

    Information:
    Daily Telegraph Article, 16.July
  2. Jim
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    Jim Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    After the rains I got bit more than 8 times yesterday. Had the insect zapper working overtime.
  3. Bootsonground
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    Bootsonground BANNED

    We often hear about new technologies to wipe out mosquito populations but rarely are there follow up stories.
    Like this.

    Fungus with a venom gene could be new mosquito killer
    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/05/fungus-venom-gene-could-be-new-mosquito-killer

    Or this.

    Oxitec to Apply New Generation of Self-Limiting Mosquito Technology to Malaria-Spreading Mosquitoes
    https://www.oxitec.com/oxitec-to-ap...o-technology-to-malaria-spreading-mosquitoes/

    It`s a mystery to me why health departments in the R.P are not begging these companies to trial this tech here.
  4. KeithAngel
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    KeithAngel 2063 Lifetime Member

    Its a relatively low mortality rate the old and very young most at risk along with the very poor.

    As I recall Dengue is carried by a daytime mosquito
  5. Dave_E
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    Dave_E Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Yes, I believe that Dengue and Chikungunya are supposedly spread by a daytime mosquito whereas Malaria is spread by a nighttime mosquito.

    Fine cactus in your profile picture Keith, did you grow it at home?​
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2019
  6. KeithAngel
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    KeithAngel 2063 Lifetime Member

    yes its growth is astonishing:)
  7. Dave_E
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    Dave_E Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Watch out for the pricks!​
  8. KeithAngel
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    KeithAngel 2063 Lifetime Member

    Thick skinned I am

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