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!
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
- Bleeding from your mouth/gums
- 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
- Intense stomach pain
- Sudden hypotension (fast drop in blood pressure)
- Heavy bleeding
- Regular vomiting
- Blood vessels leaking fluid