Dengue Paranoia

Beware!!! There’s a Dengue scare!!! So, Dengue, for those of you who are not aware of what it is, is a virus that can be contracted from a mosquito bite.  Some of the symptoms are  feverheadachemuscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles.  In some cases, it can cause complications and in some cases, it can even cause death.  Unfortunately, there is no vaccine, you just have to be careful that a mosquito doesn’t bite you.  Well, I wasn’t too worried about it, as mosquitoes have never really liked me all that much.  But, my anxiety is slowly rising, as we get pamphlets, such as this one in our mailbox, every single day!! They are scary and gory little flyers, with comments such as: “If they breed, YOU WILL BLEED!” Can you imagine? In my mind this type of flyer would cause hysteria or paranoia, but I guess this is the most effective way to make people aware of these dangerous insects.  Anyhow, so far, luckily (knock on wood), we have not encountered any mosquitoes but I thought the pamphlet was worth an entry.

Notice the mosquitoes in their helicopter gear! dengue


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