This youtube.com video shows the life of the mosquito and what it can do to you
Every year there are an estimated 1,000,000 cases of Dengue Fever reported worldwide. The tropics and subtropics are usually where you find this mosquito plague and Thailand is getting it’s share of cases this year. Thailand’s warm, wet climate is an especially good breeding ground for mosquitos.There are two more months of the rainy season and I have seen the number of deaths on the June report indicating 59 dead so far, but that was 3 weeks ago.
This virus is caused by a mosquito bite and there is no medicine or antibiotic for treatment. The virus lasts from1 to 2 weeks with no vaccine available. According to the World Health Organization 12,500 people die each year from it worldwide. The young are prime for the virus from ages 14 to 24 getting it more often than most others. An ineffective immune system is opportune for getting the virus at any age.
Here is a youtube.com video showing the life of the Dengue Fever
Dengue Fever is related to Yellow Fever and West Nile Virus, each causing their own problems and Malaria infects people of all ages worldwide every minute. All and all, any symptoms should not be ignored and medical assistance should be found when a high fever, vomiting, bloody nose or gums, headache or muscle pain ensues. Some people get swollen glands and joint pain, others get exhaustion. The fever is a strong indicator but nothing out of the normal should be ignored.
A doctor should give you a CBC or Complete Blood Count checking for viral antibodies or presence of infection. Mosquitos have killed more humans than any other thing on earth. If you are coming to Thailand bring some spray you have used before and feel confident about it’s effectiveness, you may not be able to find exactly what you want, but there are many choices.
It is my understanding, the Dengue fever mosquito only bites in the daytime and has stripes around its body, for easy identification.
After looking around the internet I came across this web site, explaining why mosquitos bite some people more than others. I never knew there was a reason, but I have been around some people that just don’t get bitten as much as I do. Take a look and learn the facts: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/07/why-do-mosquitoes-bite-some-people-more-than-others/