Actually even when there is not an outbreak it’s always a threat. Before I came here my travel doctor told me about it. The other diseases she told me about she gave me shots for, but there is no vaccination for Dengue. I was told to wear insect repellant everyday. (Dengue is spread by mossies that bite during the day.) I was told to make sure my insurance included medical evacuation, so if need be I could be taken to hospital in
There are four different types. Mostly it’s like the flu- fever, aches etc. At its worse it can cause internal bleeding and then death. I was told that Khmer people think of it as a kids disease. I think they usually get it a lot when they are young, so if they survive to adulthood they are immune.