Thursday, July 28, 2011
Dengue Fever is No Joke
Our son contracted the viral infection Dengue Fever. He has had fever, muscle and joint pains, excessive tiredness, headache, nausea and nosebleeds. he hasn’t eaten in four days. Its shocking and frightening. I thought it was food poisoning for a couple of days before even realizing how sick he was. Fogging has reportedly begun on New Providence island but I haven’t seen any trucks in my neighbourhood. In the meantime we saw the doctor, we don’t go outside at dawn or dusk, we dumped the little bowls of water we had put out in the yard a few weeks ago in the hopes of cultivating some frogs, I am spraying the patio and front yard with raid, yes I know this is un-green, but our son is sick and our daughter is only two, she gets bitten all the time. These are serious times. We all must take proper precautions. And we need to amp up the national response to the outbreak of Dengue Fever in Nassau. This thing is no joke.