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Postby guest2005 » Fri, 02 Sep 2005 3:58 pm

How concerned should we be about dengue?

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Postby beenhere10years » Fri, 02 Sep 2005 6:06 pm

Let me tell you, if you ever had it, you'd slather yourself in Off like I do every morning.

I was in bed for a month.
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Postby Pesky insects. » Sun, 11 Sep 2005 5:49 pm

Having just got over the worst of dengue, it is like the worst fever I have had with the usual fever symptoms plus it strips your blood of platelets. this means your capillaries haemorrage giving a spotty rash that eventually all joins up. If your platelets keep dropping then you need transfusions. Also there are 4 types, so the threat does not go away with one bout and the second time is supposed to be a stronger fever than the first.

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Postby Guest » Sun, 11 Sep 2005 7:18 pm

It's worse than SARS - doesn't kill as quickly but it will kill more. The mortality rate isn't high if proper treatment is available, but it can use up the entire blood bank's supply and that will make the death rate shoot up when there aren't enough people donating to keep up with the supply. You do the math. At an average of 100 people admitted a day, it won't take long before that happens. And the collateral damage from other life-threatening emergencies that can't be treated in time because there aren't enough beds or resources. Be concerned. Be very concerned. Again, too little too late.

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Postby kk_lass » Thu, 06 Oct 2005 2:35 am

beenhere10years wrote:Let me tell you, if you ever had it, you'd slather yourself in Off like I do every morning.

I was in bed for a month.


Oh.. that is bad! :? More and more people got affected by this dengue.. Luckily they all survived it ..

Are you getting better, beenhere10years ?? And did the doctor say whether there is a chance of contracting this diseases again??
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Postby kk_lass » Thu, 06 Oct 2005 2:42 am

Pesky insects. wrote:Having just got over the worst of dengue, it is like the worst fever I have had with the usual fever symptoms plus it strips your blood of platelets. this means your capillaries haemorrage giving a spotty rash that eventually all joins up. If your platelets keep dropping then you need transfusions. Also there are 4 types, so the threat does not go away with one bout and the second time is supposed to be a stronger fever than the first.


Yes i heard abt the no. of blood plaletes.. they will reduce significantly till ur live is in danger.. I heard from a friend that his friend actually survived by using certain method.. that is to increase the no. of blood plaletes.. I am just glad that he managed to survive..
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