Dengue Outbreak AGAIN?!?

Dengue Mosquito
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
October 28, 2015 7:54am CST
Im not sure if many of you are familiar with the Dengue fever that can kill anyone in less than 8 hours after being bit. The mosquito that transmits this virus has long legs and looks fuzzier than a normal mosquito. This is very scary for me since I have 3 kids and last week they all had fever, thank god they are better now but next time they catch a fever im rushing them to the hospital to get a hemogram test done and make sure they dont have dengue fever. This was a pandemic in my country a few years ago and the word is that its happening again but they are trying not to alert or inform the public so they wont panic, ect.
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• Lucknow, India
28 Oct 15
Happens in India too man!! Infact it recently started again here!!
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
28 Oct 15
Thats crazy how these viruses come and go around the same time and we thousands of miles apart!
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• Lucknow, India
28 Oct 15
@BACONSTRIPSXXX YEah!! Seems like mosquitos have a better network than humans!! LOL!!
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@gudheart (12746)
28 Oct 15
Hope it is just a false alarm :(
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
28 Oct 15
No its literallly happening all over again
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@gudheart (12746)
28 Oct 15
@BACONSTRIPSXXX oh no ;( is there a cure for it?
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
28 Oct 15
@gudheart it can be treated if you get to the hospital asap, but many people mistake the sintoms of dengue for a common cold and pass away due to negligence
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@Beatburn (3904)
• Philippines
29 Oct 15
We have a problem with that too in our country. We both have the same concern. Hope nobody in your family gets it. It helps if you maintain clean surroundings.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
30 Nov 15
Yeah its scary to know that your children can be a victim of this deadly mosquito
@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Jul 16
That is so bad news.There is always issue on dengue here in our country, everyone is doing extra careful and constant cleanliness must be done.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
18 Jul 16
Yeah same here, they always have campaigns on cleaning out water accumulators etc
@LeaPea2417 (21077)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Oct 15
That is so scary. I pray you and your family don't ever get this dreaded disease!
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
30 Nov 15
Thanks, so far so good
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@jaboUK (54489)
• United Kingdom
28 Oct 15
Oh goodness, the public needs to be informed, whether it panics them or not. I hope you and your family stay safe.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
28 Oct 15
Yeah I called my wife and told her to make sure their isnt any water just sitting there or anywhere around the house
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@amnabas (10309)
• Karachi, Pakistan
28 Oct 15
Ohh yes this disease has spread here too i think with commencing winters this dengue fever spreads.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
28 Oct 15
Wow even all the way in Pakistan Dengue fever exist?
@ptrikha_2 (8691)
• India
28 Oct 15
Rapid urbanization, lack of hygiene and cleanliness adds up to creating massive disease situation in many countries.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
28 Oct 15
Thats correct, also the lack of education, we can prevent the spread and reproduction of this mosquito but ignore the obvious and do nothing until someone in our family gets sick ect
@bookbar (1612)
• Sudbury, England
28 Oct 15
Very scary, and you must be vigilant in such cases, and the public should be alerted....think Ebola!
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@ridingbet (55780)
• Philippines
29 Nov 15
the mosquito in your picture is the aedes aegyptii mosquito which is the carrier of dengue hemorrhagic fever. the other mosquito that causes health problem is the female anopheles mosquito which is the vector for malaria.