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dengue fever

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dengue fever

There have been several posts about dengue fever. I am traveling to VG next month . Thinking perhaps I should change our plans . Thoughts ?

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11. Re: dengue fever

Really ? This is a frightening story . What do others think ? Should travel plans to Virgin Gorda be cancelled?

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12. Re: dengue fever

I am really sorry you had to go through that, Laura P. I hope you are doing better. Thank you for taking the time to report what happened to you. By the way, I have been to Stonington many times. Great little town!

Greekchick, there are hundreds of thousands of people that are visiting the Caribbean. Many are visitng islands that have a much higher rate of dengue infection that Virgin Gorda. A vast majority of those people come home hearty and hale. In fact, most people who are bitten by a dengue infected mosquito have mild or even no symptoms.

I am not trying to minimize what happened to Laura P. As she noted, you have to take precautions - use bug spray, don't expose yourself at sunrise and sunset, etc. Should you cancel your visit? - that's your decision. All I can tell you is that my wife and children and I will be there in four weeks.

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13. Re: dengue fever

I will be down there next week for a week and will report when we get back, we stay outside from sunrise to sunset

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