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Are Mosquitoes The True Chikungunya Carriers?

Updated on April 12, 2015
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There is a disease right now that is ravaging Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. It has been in other world locations too. The name of this disease is:

Chikungunya

At this very moment, the woman I love with all my heart and soul is laying in bed in anguish. Please say a prayer for Lastheart that she gets well soon.

Supposedly this dastardly disease is spread via mosquitoes, but many people, including myself doubt that fact.

Mosquitoes have been blamed for carrying and spreading many diseases. Just consider the chart below.

(click column header to sort results)
Disease  
Other Names  
Primary Locations  
Symptoms  
Treatments  
Eastern equine encephalitis
Triple E, Sleeping Sickness
Eastern United States
high fever, muscle pain, altered mental status, headache, meningeal irritation, photophobia, seizures
corticosteroids, anticonvulsants, intravenous fluids, tracheal intubation, antipyretics
Japanese encephalitis
 
Southeast Asia and East Asia
Fever, headache, malaise; it usually leads to mental retardation
vaccines available: SA14-14-2, IC51 (marketed in Australia and New Zealand as JESPECT and elsewhere as IXIARO) and ChimeriVax-JE (marketed as IMOJEV)
La Crosse encephalitis
 
Applachians and Midwest United States
nausea, headache, vomiting in milder cases and seizures, coma, paralysis and permanent brain damage in severe cases
Very rare. No treatments or cures are available.
St. Louis encephalitis
 
Midwest United States
Similar to Japanese
none
West Nile virus
 
Everywhere
Headache and flu like symptoms
For the most part....none. Rest and heavy liquids.
Western equine encephalitis
WEE
States West of the Mississippi River
Has attacked mostly horses. Very few humans have ever been infected.
None
Dengue Fever
breakbone fever
All over, but primarily locations near the equator
fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, skin rash
Rehydration and sometimes blood transfusion
Malaria
 
Mostly tropical and subtropical regions
fever, fatigue, vomiting and headaches; worst.... yellow skin, seizures, coma or death
Over the years, anti malaria drugs have been developed. It attacks the liver so quick treatment must be made.
Rift Valley Fever
 
Africa and Arabia
fever, headache, myalgia and liver abnormalities. Can also cause brain loss.
There is a vaccine, but hard to obtain.
Yellow Fever
Yellow Jack, Yellow Plague
South America and Africa
fever, chills, loss of appetite, nausea, muscle pains particularly in the back, and headaches
Hospital!! There is a vaccine for yellow fever.

Now To The Point

As you probably noticed, I did not put Chikungunya in the table.

The similarities to many of these are amazing.

All of these diseases are given to humans via mosquitoes, and some are passed by other means. In researching all of these, I discovered something that brings a terrible feeling inside.

Watch the following video, and then I will share my theories.

Theory #1

As I was researching all of these, I noticed one very disturbing common denominator: almost all of these were considered as possible biological weapons by the United States.

Is there a population control being used?

Is it possible?

Theory #2

Ebola has been spreading like ants across Africa, and is now hitting in the United States.

My first theory was this:

The Chikungunya disease has quite similar symptoms to Ebola. It has been shown that by giving low levels of some diseases such as flu, our bodies build defenses to fight off the main disease.

Could it be possible that the CDC is giving populations low levels of Ebola to build an overall defense against this possible plague?

My head is reeling....Chikungunya....Chicken sandwiches or nuggets from McDonalds?

Could it be??

Conclusion

Maggie seems much better today.

Is she now able to defend herself against Ebola?

The questions are numerous.... I just have a hard time with all these NEW mosquito borne diseases.

Well, either way, protect yourself. Chikungunya is difficult to deal with. These are measures the CDC has said to protect yourself:

  • Use air conditioning or window/door screens to keep mosquitoes outside. If you are not able to protect yourself from mosquitoes inside your home or hotel, sleep under a mosquito bed net.
  • Help reduce the number of mosquitoes outside your home or hotel room by emptying standing water from containers such as flowerpots or buckets.
  • When weather permits, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Use insect repellents
    • Repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, and oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol products provide long lasting protection.
    • If you use both sunscreen and insect repellent, apply the sunscreen first and then the repellent.
    • Do not spray repellent on the skin under your clothing.
    • Treat clothing with permethrin or purchase permethrin-treated clothing.
    • Always follow the label instructions when using insect repellent or sunscreen.

References

http://www.cdc.gov

Wikipedia

Youtube

Unnamed Doctors (I do not want to endanger them).

© 2014 Greg Boudonck

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    • m abdullah javed profile image

      muhammad abdullah javed 

      3 years ago

      Thank God, she will recover soon, take care

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      3 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thank you my friend. She is doing better now, but there are effects from this disease that carry on. Try to keep the chikungunya away.

    • m abdullah javed profile image

      muhammad abdullah javed 

      3 years ago

      Thanks Greg for an interesting write. Yes you are true that there are some elements of conspiracies behind these dreaded deseases. The sufferers are common people for whom its difficult to understand what a disease is what is an outcome of a conspiracy? May God save us. I am afraid that the woman you are in love - Lastheart - is unwell may God cure her may she recovers speedily. Take Care.

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      3 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      I hope you are better now. Maggie is feeling better, but yes, the joints are hurting. Thanks for your input.

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Froggy, sorry about Maggie. I had my share of Chikungunya which kept me down for two and a half days, but my joints hurt for weeks after. It's hard to accept that these cruel diseases could be used by human beings to exploit human beings. What a scare!

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      3 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thanks Bill. Hug going out to Maggie from you.

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Give Maggie a hug for me and I hope she is better soon. As for your article, there was a day when I did not believe in conspiracies, or sinister forces at play...now I have no problem believing it.

      Hang in there buddy....my best to you always.

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