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Dengue fever strikes 2 models in Yoyogi Park

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Do people THINK? . . .Honestly .... . . .WHO sent these young women into the park to be photgraphed !?

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800 liters? Why this magic number?

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...and why do they not have weekly spraying? here where i live in florida, we have a county bug truck spraying almost every week up and down our roads...

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semperfi: read the article, they went a month ago, way before panic broke out

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Was it brought to Japan somehow has it always been in Tokyo? I see that it was 'stamped out' a few decades ago but what a strange disease to suddenly spread in such an urban area. So strange...

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has claimed its first celebrities

When I read that, I thought it meant that they had died. I'm glad that's not true. Get well soon.

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papigiulio:

read the article, they went a month ago, way before panic broke out

A MONTH ago is the beginning of August . .trust me Dengue fever and Yoyogi Park were in the news already

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this story just got 100 times better,,, where were they bit exactly?

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Philippines, Kuala Lumpur, and lots of other place that are fairly close to Japan have been dealing with this for some time.

http://www.travelvax.com.au/travel-health-alerts/42/?view=alertsummary

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Sounds unlikely that one single person infected one mosquito and this mosquito continued on to infect 40 people. Does anybody know if infected mosquitoes pass on the virus to their eggs? A tiger mosquito will feed on up to 5-6 people per egg batch, lay dozens of eggs weekly and live for about a month.

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Wow!!! Even the beautiful people are affected........ They should carpet bomb Yoyogi Park with the relevant insecticide. They do in Singapore and manage to keep dengue largely under control.

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Do mosquitoes fulfill a necessary role in the environment? If not, why not eradicate them?

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LOL i saw in the news they interviewed some foreigners drinking in the park about whether they had seen the news. One spoke Japanese and said "oh yeah bugs, i heard. But you are spraying, so it should be ok" followed by "Shouganai"

LOL

And then they interrupted two guys lying on a blue sheet in a pitch black area, obviously trying to have some discreet fun, but they were even more oblivious "oh i think i saw something on the news... What, its dangerous? really? oh"

They are spraying, draining ponds, but the mozzies are still there. Just stay away until it is sorted!

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What's the best mosquito repellent out there? (for the body, I mean)

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Do mosquitoes fulfill a necessary role in the environment? If not, why not eradicate them?

Yes. They are a food source for lots of things: fish, frogs, larger insects, etc. Humans I'm not so sure about....

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A MONTH ago is the beginning of August . .trust me Dengue fever and Yoyogi Park were in the news already

Saaya, whose swimsuit pictures have made her a favorite in Japanese Playboy, blogged about her high fever last Wednesday before news of the dengue outbreak spread.

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OOps this is a problem for country like Japan with lots of Parks and ponds, a perfect breeding ground for Mosquito. Looks like Tiger Masquito redeveloped their Killer instinct.

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Does anybody know if infected mosquitoes pass on the virus to their eggs?

Yes, depends on the virus strain and the type of mosquito but it is relatively easy to find, its called transovarian transmission. Nobody knows for sure how important this is to an epidemic but seems to be a factor in keeping a zone endemic.

Do mosquitoes fulfill a necessary role in the environment? If not, why not eradicate them?

Mosquitoes in general are important ecologically, but fortunately there are a lot of different species that don't bite humans. Eradication of selected species have been done before without noticeable consequences but the problem is keeping the mosquitoes out, it has been demonstrated that a lot of mosquitoes are brought to Kyushu from China every year by winds. Eradication would have to be then a permanent effort, not very cost effective.

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800 liters? Why this magic number?

It was only an approximate number of liters of pesticide used at the time of writing, it does not infer there would not be more used thereafter.

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Do people THINK? . . .Honestly .... . . .

Ironic that a Marine would ask this question.

Read the article again, it just says last month, not a month ago, last month was 3 days ago!

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Just checked, and Malaysia was at 48000 cases as of the middle of JULY! Let's hope Japan takes care of this while it's confined to one location.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/malaysia-facing-dengue/1269466.html

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As an odd side note: Perhaps because the mosquitoes tend to be active during daylight hours, none of the many homeless who sleep rough in the park at night have been affected.

And from the same article: Health and Welfare Minister Norihisa Tamura has said more cases could surface, but he downplayed the possibility of an epidemic, urging calm.

After Fukushima, I will never believe any govt official telling me, remain calm, the park is fine, just cover up and you're safe. People could be getting infected at an alarming rate everyday and I think they'd urge me to remain calm and I'd never know the true total number of victims.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/japan-dengue-fever-outbreak-tokyo-yoyogi-park/

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Everyone should just chill out a bit! Dengue isn't usually life threatening anyway! No, we should not "eradicate" an entire species! Yes, mosquitoes are annoying, but they do serve a purpose, and even if we didn't know its' purpose, we can't just remove them! And no, japan shouldn't look to florida's system of killing everything weekly. Maybe you all should do some research on the effects of spraying chemicals all over the place... and accept the fact that, yes, PEOPLE DO GET SICK!

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A MONTH ago is the beginning of August . .trust me Dengue fever and Yoyogi Park were in the news already

I'm not going to trust you. How about a source for your "fact"? While there had been over 90 cases of Dengue Fever reported in Japan up through late August, they were all in people who had recently been in countries where Dengue Fever is a concern. The first case where the person had not recently traveled was confirmed only on August 27 and nothing in THAT person's report mentions Yoyogi Park. Here's my source:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/27/national/science-health/dengue-fever-contracted-in-japan-for-first-time-in-70-years/#.VAd-oxAmxqw

Now let's see yours.

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What's the best mosquito repellent out there? (for the body, I mean)

Flamethrowers

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What's the best mosquito repellent out there? (for the body, I mean)

Staying inside away from Yoyogi Park.

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