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Dengue Virus Outbreak in Yucatan
Jan. 14, 2016 This NY T
Because know more than 12 people with Dengue, along with way too many people in the hospitals with Dengue ... along with the nasty DEN-3 Variant of Dengue being the most common variant circulating in Yucatan that's causing a lot of SEVERE DENGUE symptoms ... (though all 4 variants are circulating now) ... my Dr. of Virology, Dengue Specialist wife asked me to forword the following information:
Do you know the symptoms of when you MUST go to the hospital with a Dengue infection?
Self-diagnosis & self-treatment by amateurs can be risky.
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GO immediately to a clinic or emergency room if you or a family member has any of the following symptoms of a severe Dengue infection ... when these symptoms (below) are accompanied by the other typical Dengue symptoms of fevers, achy painful bones, pain behind the eyes, etc.
If you have typical Dengue symptoms, PLUS any of these unusual symptoms of a severe Dengue infection, then due to thesgo to a competent clinic or ER:
~ Belly pain, tenderness.
~ Vomiting (at least 3 times in 24 hours) especially if vomiting what looks like coffee-grounds (congealed blood
~ Bleeding from the eyes, nose or gums.
~ Vomiting blood, or blood in the stool. (Congealed GI blood looks black, like coffee grounds)
~ Feeling very tired, restless, or irritable.
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**GO immediately to a clinic or emergency room if you or a family member has any of the following symptoms of severely low platelet counts, caused by a Dengue infection:
Symptoms of Low Platelet Count requiring Hospitalization:
~ Easy or excessive bruising (purpura)
~ Superficial bleeding into the skin that appears as a rash of pinpoint-sized reddish-purple spots (petechiae), usually on the lower legs.
~ Prolonged bleeding from cuts.
~ Bleeding from your gums or nose.
~ Blood in urine or stools.
~ Unusually heavy menstrual flows.
~ Serious Fatigue.
SERIOUSLY ... Home-remedies (like papaya leaf tea) can seem fun ... and they make the care-giver feel *special* ... yet there are times to get seriously necessary proven DENGUE treatments to avoid Dengue Shock Syndrome & death.
Dr. Steven M. Fry
Ph.D. in Public Health, Env. & Chemistry
Lot's more FACTUAL details here: ttps://yucalandia.com/science-health-issues/dengue-fact-sheet/
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The report above explains is why it's SO IMPORTANT to eliminate mosquito breeding sites in & around our Merida and Yucatan homes that hold even a tablespoon of water for 7 days without drying out.
Please take precautions to eliminate mosquito bites for you and your family ...
Work to clean-up and eliminate mosquito breeding sites in & around your homes ... and neighbor's homes ... including fountains, pools, old tires, crockery etc.
For more details see:
Chikungunya & Dengue Virus Information
Mosquito breeding sites1
Dengue Fact Sheet – May 2014 Update
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Feel free to copy while giving proper attribution: YucaLandia/Surviving Yucatan.
Steven M. Fry
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