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#1 Dengue Warning for Bangkok

Postby Undaunted » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:11 pm

After 5 deaths offical warning dengue fever in Bangkok:

https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/warnin ... -5-deaths/
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#2 Re: Dengue Warning for Bangkok

Postby Jun » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:51 am

Whilst it's worth being aware of this, we have:

Bangkok Population = 8.2million
Dengue Cases 5,800 (approx 0.1% per year, if we adjust for being part way through the year)
Deaths 5

The highest infection rate was in Nong Chok, which I imagine most of us go nowhere near.

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#3 Re: Dengue Warning for Bangkok

Postby Undaunted » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:51 am

Because of a much smaller population in Pattaya I suspect the percentage is even smaller.......I was one of those in Pattaya that had dengue....trust me you don't want to have it!
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#4 Re: Dengue Warning for Bangkok

Postby Jun » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:26 am

I have no doubt you are correct.

However, the only modification I make to may travel plans is to be slightly more careful in applying the Citronella. It's even gone on the checklist of stuff to pack in my day bag.

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#5 Re: Dengue Warning for Bangkok

Postby Trongpai » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:01 pm

Ahh, this explains why I recently noticed a tour group of Chinese tourist all lined up next to their bus getting sprayed down with a pump garden sprayer before going on a flag march. They all stood in a line with their arms up, turned around and were sprayed as some guy with a mega phone yelled instructions.

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#6 Re: Dengue Warning for Bangkok

Postby Undaunted » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:26 pm

Trongpai wrote: They all stood in a line with their arms up, turned around and were sprayed as some guy with a mega phone yelled instructions.

Perhaps they were being deloused :!:
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