Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

This morning two military officers came to the gate wanting to add something to our cistern. This has happened in the past as a preventative of mosquitoes living and breeding in our house water system.

Within 20 minutes three people from the local municipality came by to fumigate the entire house.

They told us that this was due to two people in our neighborhood having contracted Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. Not to be taken lightly – when we lived in Panama there was a dengue outbreak and a number of deaths from its evil twin, Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. It comes on the same way, similar symptoms. People think they have a cold or the flu and start self medicating.  NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can turn dengue into hemorrhagic which can be fatal.  Folks who regularly take aspirin for their heart, ibuprofen for pain and soreness and the like are at risk as well.

5 thoughts on “Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

  1. There is a cure for the deadly hemorrhagic part of Dengue. It is currently used in most of South East Asia and in South Africa. Note that it does not relieve any of the painful symptoms of regular Dengue–it just keeps you alive so you can enjoy them. There is also a easy way to lower number of mosquito and other insect bites that you get… to almost zero.

    The fatal part of the hemorrhagic version, is from the virus preventing the production of blood platelets that prevent you from bleeding out externally from cuts… and internally as well if the platelet count gets too low.

    The cure is a tablespoon of crushed or ground papaya leaves, not the little ones nor the big old leaves, but the ones that are still semi tender, taken 1 to 3 times in a day. Results are that the bleeding is over in less than 12 hours. The platelet count will go at least back to normal, if not higher. Last time I checked, they did not know exactly how this worked–nor why one dose sometimes cured the problem for good. You can Google “dengue papaya South Africa” (less the quotes) and find out more.

    The prevention method, is either drinking papaya tea daily (mixed in with whatever you like to cover the taste) or eating, and chewing up, a tablespoon of papaya seeds per day. In about a week the number of daily bites will go way down. This is not effective for “all” species of mosquitoes, but works quite well on the majority of disease carrying species. My experience has shown that it also works well on black flies, sand flies and other biting gnats. After using it for a week, my bites while working outside dropped from 50 to 100 down to 2 to 5.

    The discovery that papaya could do the above was by a Peace Core couple in Borneo. I met them right after they came out of the jungle and walked up to our oil field base camp, around 1975 or 1976. I invited them in for some coffee and real food. While they were gorging, they told me the story of how they discovered the connection. They said they were South Africans and were going back to report on what they had found.

    Since then there has been a lot of medical research done on Papaya extracts and they have found that the Papaya plant is a chemical factory and contains lots of medical compounds. The fruit, except for the seeds, does not have any medical uses, at least that they have found so far.


    • Keith, thanks for your experience and helpful information. I have posted this comment as a separate post so it would get more views. Be well, I will email you later, Nancy and Joe

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