Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Dengue Fever Paranoia

I just returned from a hospital visit this morning. My department's staff has been admitted to the ICU for dengue fever! I wanted to freak out as another staff who sat beside her was bitten by mosquitoes too and was stricken with dengue fever too. He is still being bed ridden at home for 4 weeks now! 

You can imagine how paranoid I am!!




My colleague Esther Wong was turned away from private hospitals in Subang Jaya and Pantai as all the beds for dengue cases are full. She was fortunate to be admitted yesterday to this newest medical centre at Ara Damansara which has a posh looking lobby just like a Hilton's standard.

I carried 12 big bottles of 100-Plus and went inside the ICU. Esther jumped up, on seeing me with my hands full. I told her that I was having a party to celebrate and cheer her up. She is my most loyal fan in office who loves to hear all my spooky & black magic tales as well as feng shui talks. Now she is convinced how a tiny mosquitoe bite could send chills, extreme pain and highest fever bouts to a victim. Over the weeks, I have been educating my department staff about the dangers of dengue which took the life of another colleague's mother. Reza's mum was admitted to a hospital in Ampang and passed away a week later from brain hemorrhage. Isn't that very scary?

When I won the Khind's Electric Mosquito Repellent from Huai Bin's blog contest, I was overjoyed and have been using it faithfully to keep my bedroom safe & free from these deadly mozzies! The dengue cases has become alarming in Malaysia especially in Selangor state where the records have jumped highest to thousands in the last 6 months. Please do whatever is necessary to keep your office and homes clean & safe from these deadly aedes mosquitoes! You can also buy those electrical repellents that would really attract these mozies to fly inside the incinerator! After that, just chant Namo Amitabha and hope you will be forgiven.

In the last 2 months alone, I have been hearing from friends and relatives about being stung by these deadly mozzies which got them hospitalized. There is no medicine to cure and clean up the infected blood except to heed some traditional help through papaya leaves, watermelon juice and coconut water to boost one's immunity.

Please take good care of yourself and your loved ones. If you wish to know more details about the different levels of Dengue Fevers, I have copied from here and pasted them below for your better understanding.

Have a Safe & Healthy Day!





What Are The Signs and Symptoms?
Here’s the low-down on dengue fever: All it takes is one bite from one Aedes mosquito to infect a person. It is also important to note that the signs are not immediate after the bite — the virus would usually takes five to eight days to incubate before symptoms begin to appear.
Due to the fact that there are different severities of dengue fever, the symptoms can vary and are categorised into these three stages below:
Mild Dengue Fever: Symptoms of this stage can appear up to seven days after the Aedes mosquito bite, and usually disappear after a week. The good news is that this form of the disease hardly results in serious or fatal complications. Symptoms of mild dengue fever are:
  • Aching muscles and joints
  • Body rash that can disappear and then reappear
  • High fever (40°C) for up to a week
  • Intense headache
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Vomiting and feeling nauseous
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF): In some cases, mild dengue fever might gradually result to DHF after a number of days. As DHF is fatal if left untreated, timeliness is a key factor to treatment during this stage. Mild dengue fever symptoms tend to occur in DHF, as well as the ones listed below:
  • Bleeding from your mouth/gums
  • Nosebleeds
  • Clammy skin
  • Considerably damaged lymph and blood vessels
  • Internal bleeding, which can result in black vomit and faeces (stools)
  • Lower number of platelets in blood – these are the cells that help clot your blood
  • Sensitive stomach
  • Small blood spots under your skin
  • Weak pulse
Dengue Shock Syndrome: This is the worst form of dengue, with fatality rates up to as high as 50%. Along with mild dengue fever symptoms, signs that are likely to appear are:
  • Intense stomach pain
  • Disorientation
  • Sudden hypotension (fast drop in blood pressure)
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Regular vomiting
  • Blood vessels leaking fluid
  • Death

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    1. Too bad i am not one of your colleagues, not able to hear your spooky tales...

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    2. When you mention about ICU, makes me scary as those machines there, and those tubes etc...

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    3. Speedy recovery to your colleague...

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    4. Thanks for your kind wishes!

      The word ICU is always scary cos the next place would be MORGUE!!!! Argh!

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  2. Must really keep our surroundings clean and free from Aedes breeding grounds!

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    1. Your mouth shoots flames. I am sure all the mozzies would die of your spit. Muahahahahahaha

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  3. Sorry to hear about what happened to your colleague... I wish her a speedy recovery!
    I hate hate hate this dengue mosquito!! In fact I hate all mosquitoes la! But this dengue ones is really scary!

    Thanks for sharing with us all important and useful information!

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    1. Thanks for your kind wishes!
      Hope you will keep your family safe from mozzies.

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  4. I heard a lot from customers how they had gone through with the dengue fever. A scary disease though..

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    1. Everybody seems to know somebody who was down with dengue!

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  5. It reminds me of my mom admitted to the hospital because of this and the trouble is CNY is just around the corner that time.

    Thanks for the great information.

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    1. So see you next week TM!...Have a pleasant weekend.

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    2. Good that your mum has recovered. See me next week? Where?

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  6. Aiyor!!!! So bad there kah? Must be a lot of breeding places everywhere. Have to get rid of those...and get people to come round and fog the whole place.

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    1. My neighbourhood is always being fogged but the Mozzies still come back in droves!
      Should tell them fly to Sibu where there's sweeter blood!

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  7. oh, dengue is surely scary.. i always worry and being paranoid about that too, because i have been bitten by mosquitoes a lot at home.. i think the CNY period is one and around this time is another breeding season of the mosquitoes.. the number tends to increase, and whose still is when the "young" mosquitoes bite you, it is way more itchy and take longer to heal than "adult" mosquitoes..

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    1. I think there is no longer a specific period for mosquito breeding cos the victims of dengue happened whole year through.

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  8. i am sorry to hear about the dengue cases that happened on your fellow colleagues.. yes, precautions should be taken and it's such an important act that Anay is educating your department about the danger of dengue.. everyone should take it seriously, and do whatever is necessary to keep your office and homes clean & safe from these deadly aedes mosquitoes!

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    1. I have been cracking my head on this prevention issues. You know what? We called the pest control and they refused to offer their services because our factory area is dirty and messy! Kaneeneh!

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  9. i hate mosquitoes really, and i give no mercy on them, see one and i will try to kill one.. no amitabha chanted even.. i have only got one electric racquet that can kill the mosquitoes effectively, but then it's rather passive.. it would be good to have something like the Electric Mosquito Repellent, and this is something that i want and i need!! it actively repel the mosquitoes from entering, which is good, keep us away from the deadly mosquitoes!!

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    1. Go buy one today! It is very affordable now. Cheaper than staying in the hospitals from fatal bites.

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  10. BTW, this is a hospital!! OMG, Thambee though it's a hotel lobby dei~~

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    1. Yes, my jaws dropped when i stepped into the lobby. Anay would always snap photos of anything extraordinary.

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  11. bro tan..Denggi itu wabak..dan nyamuk itu pembawanya

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  12. That's a pretty classy hospital haha. Yea, have to be careful of that, it may be worst when El Nino hits a couple weeks later :(

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    1. KL has nice hospital lobbies that come with 5-Star billings. OMG El Nino coming!!! When? When? When?

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  13. Good morning..
    Oohh, the Ara Damansara Medical Centre.. Very near to my office only, I know where it is..
    Wow, most hospitals around Subang are full with dengue cases? Then Esther is lucky to have a place in this Ara Damansara hospital..

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    1. Eh, don't say you la, me also paranoid and phobia now, especially if I hear the word fever or high fever.. After what happened to G two weeks ago.. Not only I have paranoid and phobia, I'm having anxiety attacks too!

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    2. When you mentioned ICU, I don't feel comfortable already.. ICU means something serious already, sigh.. I don't like hospitals, and I'm phobia of hospitals already..
      G being admitted to ward for 4 days in the children's ward.. Then few days later, kena masuk OT for his stitches on his head.. Wah, phobia betul that week..

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    3. Anyway wishing your colleague speedy recovery and shall have a comfortable stay there.. That hospital is quite new, so all equipment are new & good I reckon.. Not bad the place, based on your picture.. The lobby looks so high class, like a club house or 5-star condo lobby or something ~ lol

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    4. Wait, I re-read your post again for a few times.. You said another colleague who sat beside Esther also got bitten by the Aedes and is now bed-ridden and resting at home for 4 weeks..
      Meaning, the Aedes comes from your office?

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    5. Thanks for your kind wishes!

      We are not sure where those bloody nyamuk came from. I almost never saw nyamuk flying inside our closed door department's office but we are not ruling out. I might have to keep spraying the pesticide all over. Prevention is better than cure.

      I can understand how terrible and frustrated you have faced with your son being hospitalized. This is life and we all have to go through obstacles. We learn from all experiences and mistakes to succeed.

      "A Ship In A Harbour Is Safe But That's Not What Ships Are Built For....."

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  14. Thank you for sharing the information on signs and symptoms... indeed dengue is not to be taken lightly. MY friend's wife also died from dengue fever in her early 30s.. leaving behind her husband and two young daughters. He was heartbroken cos he never thought it to be so deadly and by the time she was admitted to hospital, it was too late. So this mozzie is indeed very dangerous and deadly.. The enlarged picture displayed is really scary... but then it is better to be scary than ignorant of its dangers...
    Hope your colleague will get well soon.. yes, heard taking papaya leaves helps but must have the right portion too...

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    1. Thanks for your kind wishes!

      What a sad thing that your friend's wife died from dengue. He must have been devastated till today and pray that he will be strong for the kids. I myself have heard of many fatal victims of dengue. What is nature trying to tell us here?

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  15. I also kena before...this year during CNY....ICU all full of dengue case

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    1. Goodness! Did you sleep naked when mozzie came? Please bring a few sticks of insect repellents while you travel.

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  16. I heard many cases even some my of relatives got affected too and the youngest of them is 9 yrs old. Luckily his immune system is strong and admitted to hospital for 4 days.

    Honestly, I got paranoid whenever my kids told me they got bitten my mozzie.They are the smallest creature that has a powerful weapon to kill.

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    1. I agree that they are so tiny yet they have deadly and powerful needles that poke to kill. Needles that caused AIDs take even longer to kill.

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  17. Oh dear, hope your colleague is recovering well. Dengue is such a scary disease & SG is posting ads everywhere to alert the dangers of dengue. I'm sooooooo scared.

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    1. Thanks for your kind wishes!

      I thought Singapore is so safe and clean that needs no worrying. Oh dear, you have to be alert and bathe in anti-mozzie sprays.

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  18. Sorry to hear about your colleague, hope she get well soon, and thanks for the info!!

    btw the hospital doesn't look like hospital...more like hotel lobby to me duh!

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    1. Thanks for your kind wishes!

      Yes that lobby looks better than most hotels therefore the rates are higher in the hospital.

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  19. yes very scary too this dengue. Got friend's mom pass away due to dengue

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    1. When mozzies killed someone, everyone would be shocked for weeks. After that all forgotten and life goes on.

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  20. !00 Plus and also papaya leaves juice. can help with the dengue.,

    Hmmm maybe i should start planting papaya tree just in case.


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    1. Yes you should grow papaya trees and supply me the fruits.
      Can we drink the papaya leaves water before anything happens???

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  21. Hope your staff recover soon!

    Am hearing lotsa dengue cases lately. Scary ler.

    My friend, a doctor at SJMC also recently had a patient pass away due to dengue. o.O

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    1. Thanks for your kind wishes!

      It seems that many fatal cases happened at home.

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  22. Thanks for sharing the tips on how to detect yhe symptoms, Anay.

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    1. I was so paranoid that I spent days googling about the dangers and preventions. So I had to share this simplified article with everyone. I actually got influenced by your blogs to share articles la Mak Glam!!!

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  23. Dengue is a tough battle. Must Always try to prevent it. Thanks for the tips!

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    1. I agree! Prevention Is Better Than Cure!!

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  24. Yeah, dengue is really hard to take especially for the elderly. My dad got dengue once and he was quite sick but luckily recovered well.

    Glad you liked the electric mosquito repellent! :)

    It's quite useful to me too - now the weather is so hot, I thought dengue only comes in wet season but it seems like it's out of control nowadays.

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    1. Yes I loved that electric mosquito repellent very much! You can imagine how often I think of you nightly before sleep when I turn the blue lights on!!!


      Eeeeee sounds so gay!!!! Muahahahahaha Wakakakakaka

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  25. it is quite scary to get dengue as it will lead to death

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  26. Hi! I hope your colleague will recover soon. Thanks for your information.

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  27. Small but deadly and they usually attack in late afternoon and seldom at night. So not to worry can sleep TKK (tau kooi kooi ie in birthday suit) like Bananaz.

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  28. Two friends of mine almost add on three years after down with dengue lucky their time is not up yet and survived.

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  29. So scary this dengue! Many of my friends also got admitted to hospital for dengue. It's getting out of control!

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  30. Oh! You won that Khind Mosquito Repellent? How is it? Effective?

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  31. I heard from some of my friends who were victims of dengue that it was very suffering. Ok, now I am getting paranoid as well!!

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  32. My younger girl had high fever last month, doctor suspected dengue, luckily it wasn't. Huh! I hate mosquitoes, i see one, i kill one, amitabha.

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  33. So what's worse ... dengue fever or Ebola virus? ;) There's an Ebola outbreak raging in Africa right now. It makes Japan's earthquakes seem quite manageable!

    Take care, Twilight Man!

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  34. what the hell is the purpose of mosquitoes & flies on this earth, i wonder. most useless insects EVER!!! bringing sickness & disease.. maybe their purpose is to kill off humans.. population control? lol. hope all your colleagues recover soon. & i really don't blame you for being paranoid. after multiple times catching diseases from school & the workplace, i really think they're very horrid environments & people who still go to school/work whilst sick are so so inconsiderate & selfish(!!)

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  35. Hi, I am Mark, before 4 months ago I was sufferfing to Malaria then I consulted to a Doctor, he gave me treated and I recovered after 8 days. But Doctor suggested to use Mosquito Net then-after I oredered a Mosquito Net from http://www.healthgenie.in/personal-care/miscellaneous/mosquito-repellent

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