Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

Post by Nebbermind » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:00 pm

Do school cleaners maintain the toilets during the school hols? Think schools should put in extra effort during this hol to ensure there's no possible breeding ground for the mozzies.

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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

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Post by ngl2010 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:48 am

Nebbermind wrote:Do school cleaners maintain the toilets during the school hols? Think schools should put in extra effort during this hol to ensure there's no possible breeding ground for the mozzies.

:goodpost:

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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

Post by ngl2010 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:20 am

raysusan wrote:Second person died of dengue

http://www.tremeritus.com/2013/06/09/se ... of-dengue/

How come he was diagnosed skin inflammation?

I read that there is new test for dengue and the result will be known in 20-30 minutes. Here is the article on the test. Anybody has been tested with this new test method? Is it expensive? Can it detect dengue at the early onset or we must wait a few days until blood platelet is low like the old test?

http://www.ttsh.com.sg/about-us/newsroo ... px?id=4115


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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

Post by Dreamaurora » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:35 am

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After reading this, I am left...speechless.

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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

Post by concern2 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:26 pm

Just checked out on symptoms of dengue and thought of sharing here.
Source: http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/h ... engue.html

Dengue Fever is caused by infection with a dengue virus. There are four serotypes of dengue virus (DENV1-4) circulating in the world.

How Dengue Spreads

It is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus). Dengue fever is not contagious and does not spread directly from person to person. A mosquito is infected when it takes a blood meal from a dengue-infected person and later transmits the virus to other people they bite.

Symptoms

Dengue Fever usually develops within 4 to 7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Symptoms include:

Sudden onset of fever for 2 to 7 days
Severe headache with retro-orbital (behind the eye) pain
Joint and muscle pain
Skin rashes
Nausea and vomiting
Bleeding from the nose or gums or easy bruising in the skin
Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever/Dengue Shock Syndrome is a severe form of dengue fever that could result in death.


What to Do If You Have Dengue

Please seek immediate medical attention if you suspect you may have dengue.

Treatment for Dengue

There is no specific treatment for dengue or dengue haemorrhagic fever. There is also no vaccine currently available to prevent dengue.

Treatment for dengue is supportive. In severe cases, you may require hospitalisation and aggressive emergency treatment with fluid and electrolyte replacement or blood transfusions.

Precautions You Can Take

To prevent the spread of dengue fever, you must first prevent the breeding of its vector, the Aedes mosquito. The Aedes mosquito is easily identifiable by its distinctive black and white stripes on their body.

It prefers to breed in clean, stagnant water easily found in our homes. You can get rid of the Aedes mosquito by frequently checking and removing stagnant water in your premises.

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Heard an old wives' tales that drinking frog-bittergourd soup can bring down the fever caused by dengue infection. Anyone heard of this?

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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

Post by ChiefKiasu » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:56 am

There was a suggestion in the ST Forum today for tougher action to be taken against dengue victims - that they should be quarantined so that mosquitoes can't get to them.

I can't make up my mind whether this is an ingenious or an inhuman suggestion. :?

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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

Post by kaitlynangelica » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:02 am

Lucky Strike wrote:in an emergency, always go to private hospital A&E for immediate attention.

You pay more, but it can save your life.

That's the difference between Private and Govt hospital.


I second that.
Sorry if I sound offensive.
But to me, anything free and subsidised can never be good.
I know the day will come when I am no longer employed and I have to go to the poly clinics and go to a structured hospital. But as long as I can afford it, will always want to go to a private doctor / hospital.
My MIL was a civil servant and her treatment in Polyclinics and structued hospitals is free. She had a nerve problem in her leg and complained of pain. After one year of pain, she wasn't getting any better. My dh took her to a GP who upon looking at her reports, told us she had been seeing an orthopaedic. What she really needed was a nerve specialist.
Going to a private hospital is expensive. But if it saves my life, will still go.

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