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speee1dy
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and whatever happened to ebola??

wasnt that the latest epidemic before zika. what will it be next year

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Posted : December 15, 2016 3:31 pm
LiquidFluoride
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and whatever happened to ebola??

Another situation that literally meets the definition of boondoggle.

Zika doesn't look like it's shaping up to go as far as ebola (I think the "virus that doesn't actually infect many people or do much when it does" scare has been played out).

Ebola is still the clear boondoggle winner:

How many people died from Ebola again?

(it was TWO (2)!!!!!)

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Posted : December 15, 2016 5:30 pm
islandjoan
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Over 10,000 died in Africa https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/case-counts.html

The fear was that it would spread worldwide.

Particularly nasty way to die.

How many people died from Ebola again?

(it was TWO (2)!!!!!)

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Posted : December 15, 2016 5:35 pm
LiquidFluoride
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Over 10,000 died in Africa https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/case-counts.html

The fear was that it would spread worldwide.

Yea.. the fear.... hahahaha

We were afraid of what again?

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Posted : December 15, 2016 5:40 pm
speee1dy
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wow, diarrhea is higher than ebola

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Posted : December 15, 2016 7:01 pm
pilatesgal318
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I realize that nothing can be done with these viruses and I was not expecting any magic pill to arise from going to get tested. As islandjoan said, I simply wanted to know what I had (if possible) to avoid anything I should and, if it happened to be Zika or Chikungunya, I would then know (based on all the research out there to date) that I would be immune to those two things in the future and could cross them off my list. Dengue is another story as there are 4 strains (although I recently read there are 5? I had always heard 4) and, if you get it again, it tends to be worse each time going forward. This has certainly been the case for all of my (many) friends in STT who have been through Dengue 2 or 3 times.

I am not one to run to the doctor frequently AT ALL, as I try to deal with most illnesses naturally and let my body deal with them, as your body is made to do; however, when I have something that feels as intense as this has (particularly at the outset) and is unusual (not a normal flu virus), I feel like it is valid to have it checked out. Not paranoid, just trying to be proactive. And, I certainly don't think it is a waste of my time (or money), nor the doctor's - that is their JOB!

Incidentally, I was tested and I do have Dengue. Thanks for those of you who were helpful.

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Topic starter Posted : December 15, 2016 11:19 pm
islandjoan
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Pilatesgal, I'm glad you got tested and know what you have contracted. That sucks that it is dengue and I hope you get better soon! A coworker had hemorrhagic dengue a couple of years ago and was hospitalized. About 6 months later she died suddenly. I don't know the cause but possibly it was a myocardial infection from the dengue, because she suffered from fatigue gor a long time after her recovery from dengue.

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Posted : December 16, 2016 12:49 am
LiquidFluoride
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Incidentally, I was tested and I do have Dengue. Thanks for those of you who were helpful.

1 down, 4 to go! (or 3? I've read it's 5 now too).

I'm pretty sure I've had dengue twice, never tested.. the second wasn't worse than the first.. but I'm still in my 30's so I'm sure that helps a lot.

it was a myocardial infection from the dengue, because she suffered from fatigue gor a long time after her recovery from dengue.

myocarditis from Dengue often is mis-diagnosed as Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) but it's not... It would cause fatigue however & might have exacerbated other situations that were already on-going.

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Posted : December 16, 2016 1:03 pm
speee1dy
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i have had it twice, the first was just a 3-4 day thing with headache and rash. the other i was bedridden for a week. almost too week to even drink water

good luck and i hope you feel better soon

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Posted : December 16, 2016 2:19 pm
islandjoan
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myocarditis from Dengue often is mis-diagnosed as Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) but it's not... It would cause fatigue however & might have exacerbated other situations that were already on-going.

Yes, thanks for the correction I meant myocarditis, not myocardial infarction. However a myocardial infection is myocarditis, which is what I meant.

I believe dengue can cause the myocarditis; however indeed it may have exacerbated other conditions.

She was hospitalized for sure with hemorrhagic dengue and was very sick. So perhaps she did not fully recover.

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Posted : December 16, 2016 4:00 pm
LiquidFluoride
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myocardial infection is myocarditis, which is what I meant.

Thought it was a typo 😉

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Posted : December 16, 2016 4:44 pm
Cat
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I would be very VERY interested to see your "disproved" source.

A good (and simply-written) roundup is available from the usual, easily-Googled, reality-based suspects:

http://www.snopes.com/zika-microcephaly-outbreak-pesticide/

Similarly, a quick Google search reveals the course of the medical investigation between Zika and microcephaly, including a very recent case-control study from Brazil.

As a final note, please do not lecture others on logical fallacies when you do not apply them correctly.

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Posted : December 17, 2016 10:31 am
LiquidFluoride
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A good (and simply-written) roundup is available from the usual, easily-Googled, reality-based suspects:

http://www.snopes.com/zika-microcephaly-outbreak-pesticide/

Similarly, a quick Google search reveals the course of the medical investigation between Zika and microcephaly, including a very recent case-control study from Brazil.

Thanks~!

WHAT'S Undetermined: The specific relationship (if any) between Zika virus..

OMG, I agree with something from snopes!

Other than opinions from a hand full of people that snopes article doesn't offer any data or facts to support that microcephaly is not pesticide related as we KNOW it's not Zika related. 😉

As a final note, please do not lecture others on logical fallacies when you do not apply them correctly.

I try not to use logical fallacies at all 😉

BTW, you using "snopes" as proof is the logical fallacy "Appeal to authority"

After I read that article there was no proof of anything other than people have opinions.

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Posted : December 19, 2016 6:30 pm
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