Results 11 to 20 of 22
Thread: Dengue in CR
Apr 22, 2013, 05:25 PM #11Member
- Join Date
- Jul 2008
Apr 22, 2013, 05:56 PM #12
Apr 22, 2013, 06:00 PM #13
yeah, i think i would rather have malaria (which isn't an issue in CR)
PS--I thought AI died from misuse of prescription drugs???
Apr 22, 2013, 06:35 PM #14
Just got back from a week in Negra. 5th trip i've made there in 4 years. Have never had a problem with it, and neither has anyone from my group (and at times, we went down with the GF's and fiances, so we had large groups).
This year was different. I've been home for 9 days and I'm suffering from Dengue for the 8th day in a row. It's a mild case, and for the first few days, was only stomach related. The fever and rash aspect of it kicked in late last week, and i've typically got enough energy to take a shower and eat breakfast before I have to take a nap. same thing all day long. do something that requires time on my feet, and an hour nap is required.
I will still go back to Costa/Central America, no questions asked. Its very rare, and I was just unlucky. I will just be a little more careful in the future with bug spray. Have always been more focused on the big ass spiders (who won't bother you), while I should have been protecting myself from the mosquitos....
Now it's back to bed for another nap...
Apr 22, 2013, 06:38 PM #15
Apr 22, 2013, 07:51 PM #16
Apr 22, 2013, 09:35 PM #17
Want to say this though. I spoke with my friends down there, and while it's there, it isn't all that common. In no way is my post something bad about CR, or specifically Negra.
Check that, mosquitos everywhere. everyone stop going to negra. wave stinks too.
Apr 23, 2013, 01:09 AM #18
Apr 23, 2013, 01:16 AM #19
Just back from CR; 3rd trip in 12 months
zero problems...didnt hear of anything, and I eat mostly street food.
Watch what locals eat, and follow suite.