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tamie December 8th, 2004 09:15 AM

Malaria Cases
 
Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to share what I heard about on the news last night. It seems that due to the hurricanes and flooding in the Dominican Republic this year there is an explosion in the mosquito population there. So far there has been about 8 or 9 reported cases of travelers contracting Malaria there. Right now there are two patients here in Canada that are on life support because of this. Most doctors are not aware of this problem , which is delaying diagnosis and treatment. So if anyone here is traveling to this area please be aware of the problem.


DavidB December 12th, 2004 02:07 PM

Re: Malaria Cases
 
Thanks for the warning, I've now cancelled my cruise over Christmas and New Year will now spend it at home

Great info

tamie December 21st, 2004 08:47 PM

Re: Malaria Cases
 
I didn't want anyone to cancel their cruise. You can get some pills to take before hand in order to protect yourself from getting this disease.



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