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Old 05-14-2009, 05:27 AM   #1
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Chikungunya a viral disease carried by the day time biting mosquito Aedes aegyptii ( also the vector for Dengue and Yellow Fever see HERE )

Is now spreading rapidly into a full scale epidemic throughout the Northern Provinces of West Malaysia :- Perlis, Kedah, Perak, Kelantan and Terranganu.

In Southern Thailand the disease is now widely epidemic in the southern districts of Songkhla, including Sabai Yoi, Thepha, Nathawee, Chana, Satun and Sadao. Over 20,000 cases - many people hospitalized.

The Disease Chikungunya is described here in Wikipedia :- Website

Relating the danger to cruising in the waters off Southern Thailand and those off the Northern Malay peninsula. The carrier Aedes aegyptii is active in dense vegetation - including gardens, especially in the late afternoon. Anchorages are relatively safe and only those marinas with nice tropical gardens present a limited hazard. In any event take care not to get bitten.
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