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How To Aviod Getting Bitten By Mosquitos In Thailand
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    Re: How To Aviod Getting Bitten By Mosquitos In Thailand

    Interesting. Reading this, I thought "Oh, then I must be a secreter" (gross as this sounds) but after clicking on the link "population being secreters" I was more confused than ever.

    My conclusion? I'm just downright lovable!

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    Very informative article. I wish I had read it before I traveled to Thailand a couple of weeks ago- I didn't know moskies got attracted to dark and bright colors, and flowery prints. Next time I should plan my wardrobe better.

    But for sure I was aware of the dengue situation in Thailand before I arrived there. And so I kept myself alert against exposing myself to the possibility of getting it. Which means, first and foremost, to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes. Any mosquitoes, for that matter. I knew it's only the Aedes aegypti mosquito that can transmit the viruses that cause dengue fever. But as a friend argued, would I have time to interview the bugs what species they belong to before granting or denying them permission to sting me?

    I didn't get to go to places where the presence of mosquitoes should worry me. Except in my hotel lobby in Bangkok. Right in the sitting room I noticed that there were mosquitoes hovering around. It must be because the main door doesn't shut automatically and it is often left wide often as people come and go, and also suitcases are hauled in and out. I was quite concerned because I tended to sit in the lobby for long hours to meet my guests, and to use the computer where the internet connection is at its best. So, I asked the receptionists if they're not bothered about the mosquitoes getting in. No answer. I also asked if they wouldn't wish to consider putting up a sign that says," Please keep the door closed", because that activity is just a matter of pushing the door lightly, there's no effort required, except to be mindful that it has to be shut for some important reason. But the staff looked at me like I had said the weirdest thing in this world. Maybe I did. So I smiled, said mai pen rai, and rested my (hopeless) case.

    Hence, my next plan of action- I bought a pair of knee-high socks and "OFF" lottion in sachets. I used both alternately. For my upper limbs, I just wagged my fan.

    That's how I kept mosquitoes at bay. But I got the impression that Thais are not as cautious as foreigners in avoiding mosquito bites.
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    Mosquitoes are accustomed to the taste of Thais and are looking for fresh meat!

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    Re: How To Aviod Getting Bitten By Mosquitos In Thailand

    My fiancé always takes the brunt of the mosquito attacks when they are around. That's why I always walk near her.
    I always assumed it was because she is younger and had softer, easier to penetrate skin. And that younger people taste better. One of the few occasions I am glad to be older.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Susana View Post
    Mosquitoes are accustomed to the taste of Thais and are looking for fresh meat!
    Of course....you also go sometimes to an Italian restaurant......Always Thai food is boring. So lets try this pink Farang

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    Re: How To Aviod Getting Bitten By Mosquitos In Thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome View Post
    My fiancé always takes the brunt of the mosquito attacks when they are around. That's why I always walk near her.
    I always assumed it was because she is younger and had softer, easier to penetrate skin. And that younger people taste better. One of the few occasions I am glad to be older.


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    Must be the smell.....When you have my father near all the mosquitoes bite him....My mother loves that. (I am obviously younger than my father and don't get bitten if he is near).

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    Re: How To Aviod Getting Bitten By Mosquitos In Thailand

    Have just read that a similar mosquito is wreaking havoc in Brazil, not through Dengue but through Microcephaly. Read on.
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    Mosquitos Spread Microcephaly Disease in Brazil

    Posted by: Medical Observer December 3, 2015 http://medicalobserverph.com/interna...ase-in-brazil/

    Brasília, Brazil – Cases of microcephaly, which causes babies to be born with small heads, are skyrocketing in Brazil and the discovery that mosquitoes carry the disease means there are few ways to stop it, officials said.

    Latest figures show 1,248 cases this year, compared to just 147 last year, said the health ministry.

    Complicating the situation is the revelation that mosquitos carrying the dengue-like Zika virus are spreading microcephaly, which also curbs mental development in the baby, Claudio Maierovitch, director of the epidemiology department at the health ministry, said.

    “The control of the sickness depends on control of the transmitter, in this case the mosquito,” he said.

    “There is currently no specific treatment for the Zika virus,” Maierovitch said. “That is what worries the Brazilian government.”

    Zika, which is related to dengue, has been detected in 14 of Brazil’s 27 states this year. Microcephaly is seen as an alarming new trend which threatens women especially in the first three months of pregnancy.

    The health ministry is in talks with the World Health Organization and two US specialists are expected to arrive in Brazil within days.

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    Re: How To Aviod Getting Bitten By Mosquitos In Thailand

    That is awful news. I just read also that women are being advised to not become pregnant at this time.

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    "Always Thai food is boring. So lets try this pink Farang"

    h90 the "pink farang" in my family is a milky white German born plump sister-in-law. Mosquitoes don't fancy her at all. They adore her scrawny olive skinned husband, however. Go figure!

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    Re: How To Aviod Getting Bitten By Mosquitos In Thailand

    Pregnant: Considering 40 degree Celsius fever and extreme headache it isn't likely to get pregnant
    Maybe it is the color...my father loves the sun, he gets pretty dark. I tried once in Europe to eat lot of garlic...In extreme amounts it helps in Europe (not sure if the mosquitoes in Thailand react the same).
    Extreme means every hour 2 piece.....

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    That is awful news. I just read also that women are being advised to not become pregnant at this time.

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    "Always Thai food is boring. So lets try this pink Farang"

    h90 the "pink farang" in my family is a milky white German born plump sister-in-law. Mosquitoes don't fancy her at all. They adore her scrawny olive skinned husband, however. Go figure!

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