Mexico worried by rise in hemorrhagic dengue

Full story: El Paso Times 9
Mexico is facing a sort of perfect storm of floods that breed mosquitoes, prompting a big increase in the number of hemorrhagic dengue cases, the country's top epidemiological official said Wednesday. Full Story
elcabron

Austin, TX

#1 Jul 21, 2010
That country needs holy water doused over it!!!
Ravensent

United States

#2 Jul 21, 2010
That means to you that don't know your child could die or someone you know!!!!
Marcia Neil

United States

#3 Jul 22, 2010
Just remove certain groups of people from the public domain and the fever will come?
Another

United States

#4 Jul 22, 2010
great reason to seal our border as much as possible.
uradumas

United States

#5 Jul 22, 2010
Another wrote:
great reason to seal our border as much as possible.
Yes, the Border Patrol can apprehend individual mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes

United States

#6 Jul 22, 2010
uradumas wrote:
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Yes, the Border Patrol can apprehend individual mosquitoes.
aren't the problem as/shole. The problem is the carrier. Mosquitoes are the vector. Good try. The short bus is out front waiting for you. Run along now.
skeleto

Austin, TX

#7 Jul 22, 2010
Maybe it's time to set fire to mexico and start over. They can gather in ships (does mexico have a navy?) offshore as the country burns and attempt a clean start once the fires die. Kinda like how burning grass makes it stronger and greener.
Lone Ranger

El Paso, TX

#8 Jul 22, 2010
It might be time to bring back DDT, it alone reduced significantly the number of maleria cases throughout the world and was only banned by the efforts of a hand full of people who claimed it was destroying the enviroment.
Actually

United States

#9 Jul 22, 2010
Lone Ranger wrote:
It might be time to bring back DDT, it alone reduced significantly the number of maleria cases throughout the world and was only banned by the efforts of a hand full of people who claimed it was destroying the enviroment.
it was banned for good reason. While its LD50 is high for humans it is low for fish. Use of DDT caused the egg shells of birds to weaken and its banning brought back the American bald eagle from the brink of extinction. However most of that probably was from overuse and indiscriminate use.

Bad news - insects developed resistance to it fairly quickly and could be expected to do so again. Better to use our resources to develop a vaccine.

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