I'm going to be sheepish here for not looking at the transmission vector, evidently you need a mosquito bite to catch Dengue... But I'm going to let
the post stand for one reason.
If you don't start worrying about avoiding the flu now, it won't help later.
(You can ignor this section if you like, but even I will say I wasn't paying attention to the transmission vector and that I am humbled by not
catching this mistake.)
OK, I'm going to preface this by saying I'm not exactly convinced the Global Incidents . com site is the best to reference against. However, I am
going to mark this info map as 'disturbing.'
Dengue Fever lights up the Global Incident Map pretty hard.
Dengue Fever is hitting Pakistan 'hard,' (Hard in there are more than 50 deaths reported) and there are tons of flights from there to the rest of the
world. Turning off everything else in the 'outbreaks filter' (eg everything but Dengue) and I can see several locations with regular air traffic,
Africa, Taiwan, Cambodia, Marsha Islands, India, Cayman Islands, Florida, already recording 'hits.'
There also seems to be an out break of encephalitis flaring up in the same region of the map.
Evidently you need a mosquito to transmit the virus. But it's time to get ready to avoid the flu/cold bugs any how.
I think just to be safe, I'm going to say:
Start thinking about doing all the stuff you do normally for flu season NOW,
and start practicing it now.
Better an ounce of simple prevention, than a pandemic any day.
YES, am am sheepishly sorry, about the post, but I do worry about virus pandemics killing us, than I do about HAARP. killing us. As Viri are more
likely to actually kill us....
edit on 31-10-2011 by Moshpet because: I made a mistake
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