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ATTENTION: for bangkok/thailand travellers

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1. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

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) 11y Star this if you like it!

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) 11y Star this if you like it!

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) 11y Star this if you like it!

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

5. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Buy some Tiger Balm

6. Posted by Peter (Admin 6096 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

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) 11y Star this if you like it!

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