Author: joan spear (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: 02-21-13 16:37
Dengue is very real and a horrific virus. 5 out of 7 of my family contracted Dengue Fever at the end of January in Virgin Gorda. The mosquitos breed indoors, they are very small, they bite during the day, NOT at dusk or dawn, they breed in very small amounts of water- like 1 ounce of water sitting around in a vase, no kidding.
It is important to be aware of the places they breed and clear them from your home, room, patio.
If you can let others know about this I cannot say how important it is to be warned. NO ONE told us about the possibility or we would have worn bug dope during the day instead of only at night.
The tourism boards are afraid people will not travel if they know the truth. But the truth is better than this disease. We have been sick for weeks, including a trip to the hospital for dehydration. It is frightening and painful and drags on and on- rashes, headaches, fevers, body pain, shaking, exhaustion.
PASS IT ON, FOLKS!!!!!