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ATTENTION: for bangkok/thailand travellers

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1. Posted by zachary (Respected Member, 471 posts) 29 May '05 15:13

i dont have to say much, but just be careful, and read these links:

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/BKK93822.htm
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050527/hl_afp/healththailanddengue_050527134955

2. Posted by zachary (Respected Member, 471 posts) 29 May '05 15:14

by the way, reason i'm concerned is i'm heading there to bangkok in 2 days, now i'm kinda scerd:(

3. Posted by kiro (Budding Member, 5 posts) 30 May '05 01:40

Hi zachary,
i am going there coming father's day too.... gonna bring along the mosquito spray..
;)

4. Posted by budjude (Full Member, 46 posts) 2 Jun '05 05:26

damn it i am in bangkok and some little shite has just biten me......

5. Posted by Wocca (Inactive, 3745 posts) 2 Jun '05 06:17

Buy some Tiger Balm

6. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5475 posts) 2 Jun '05 06:54

Just to keep things in perspective; 16 people have died in 5 months out of 9000 infections. That's roughly 0.17% fatality rate, so 99.8% of people who get it, actually recover. More people than that die on the roads in our state here over the Christmas holidays!

and..

Figures for 2005 remain below those in the same period in 2003, when 18 deaths and 17,320 infections were recorded.

So, it's hardly much worse than normal, if any at all, just that last year was better for some reason.

Just be sensible and go to the doctor if you don't feel well.

And good on the Thais for launching such a clean-up effort!

7. Posted by dblis077 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 3 Jun '05 10:26

Thanks for this update.

Is it possible to receive a vaccine for dengue?

I live in Canada and I would like to try to avoid my death while in thailand! I've have plans for this part of my life...:-)

cheers,

Dylan