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    What diseases or nasty ailments have you picked up in south-east Asia?

    Me = giardia, dengue, dysentry....

    And you? (No need to mention STDs)

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    Nothing yet. Touch wood.

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    ...all of the more interesting diseases (malaria, bacillary and amoebic dysentery) were endured in Africa. Nothing much here except a case of pleurisy that landed me in the hospital for 4 days...

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    Nothing apart from food poisoning when the wife decided to cook...

    ...and fungus infections on the hands...I don't have farmer's hands...rice harvest is a bugger without gloves.

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    Not too much to be honest. Only one I can think of is cutaneous larvae migrans.

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    Dengue
    Malaria

    Reasonably healthy, otherwise.

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    I'd wager that quite a few of us have had Hepatitis B, but not known we had it at the time.

    Happened to me and only got picked up in a blood test later. There is no difference between myself and someone who has been immunised, except that I most likely won't ned a booster.

    Probably got it in Taiwan....20 years ago they had the world's highest rate. It is highly infectious....although it is blood-to-blood, the tiniest scrape can transmit it, and it is 20 times as infectious as HIV. You can easily get it from playing football with someone who has it.

    Often people think they've had a slight dose of the flu.
    About 5% of people get it seriously, and half of them never get rid of it and go on to be carriers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    I'd wager that quite a few of us have had Hepatitis B, but not known we had it at the time.

    Happened to me and only got picked up in a blood test later. There is no difference between myself and someone who has been immunised, except that I most likely won't ned a booster.

    Probably got it in Taiwan....20 years ago they had the world's highest rate. It is highly infectious....although it is blood-to-blood, the tiniest scrape can transmit it, and it is 20 times as infectious as HIV. You can easily get it from playing football with someone who has it.

    Often people think they've had a slight dose of the flu.
    About 5% of people get it seriously, and half of them never get rid of it and go on to be carriers.
    Interesting that you could be carrying something other than a grudge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Interesting that you could be carrying something other than a grudge.


    Dengue . . . that's about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    I'd wager that quite a few of us have had Hepatitis B
    ...not if you had had access to health websites and were immunized before you set foot in the swamp: had both Hep A and B shots before settling here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...not if you had had access to health websites and were immunized before you set foot in the swamp: had both Hep A and B shots before settling here...
    He's never settled here.
    So rules that out.

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    Got chatting to a couple of London girls in Malaysia one evening in 2006 and one of them told me she'd been sick for a week. I woke up the next day with a banging headache, a fever and the tom tits which lasted the best part of a week.

    The exact same symptoms returned on and off for the next 2 or 3 years when I was living in Thailand and would last 1 to 3 days. I'd treat it with tablets and it would go away, but I never seemed to get it completely out of my system until it finally disappeared about 10 years ago. Never did find out what it was but the local Thais thought it was repeat bouts of Malaria and not something I'd picked up off a couple of Essex girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    giardia
    OMG that’s awful. The hippo farting video someone posted the other day reminds me of the giardiasis.

    Also had intestinal worms once.



    Typhoid fever, though in Africa, which was a little slice of hell.

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    Hepatitis was like a demonic rainbow. My skin turned yellow, my piss black, and my turds were white.

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    ^Whoa! Too much data..

    Apart from the odd bout of stomach problems and seasonal viruses, nothing too serious so far. (Obviously tempting fate by stating this).

    Ditched a lot of bad habits way back when, and imo positive mental health is the driver for the rest of the body.

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    Dengue Fever (Hemorrhagic}

    Helicobactor Pylori ( With cough)

    And many fevers from not cleaning cuts/wounds to the leg/feet area.

    And I'm allergic now to my own sweat.
    Last edited by Pragmatic; 09-04-2020 at 08:36 AM.

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    Only giardia in Nepal. 35+ years ago. Took over a year to find the right antibiotic to finally kill it all the way...Nothing in Thailand ever..

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    Thailand: Food poisoning, twice . H1N1- not a lot of fun that
    Myanmar: Dengue Fever and food poisoning on a fairly frequent basis.
    Mongolia: One slightly sore throat in my first year. Hangovers from the bowels of hell itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    banging headache, a fever and the tom tits
    Ok, I have to ask . . . headache and fever . . . ok. 'tom tits'?

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    ^Same as Jimmy Britts or Eartha Kitts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    Hepatitis was like a demonic rainbow. My skin turned yellow, my piss black, and my turds were white.
    ...pics or it didn't happen...

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    ^^^ When you can't have a firm Richard the Third.

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    Kawasaki disease

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Ok, I have to ask . . . headache and fever . . . ok. 'tom tits'?
    As Headworx and Mendip have said!

    The shits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Interesting that you could be carrying something other than a grudge.
    At least don't manifest a mental illness, like certain other forum members.



    Had giardia in India 39 years ago. Very unpleasant, with food coming out both ends at first.

    Lost a stone in weight in a week.....looked like a POW. But as soon as I took Flagyl, I felt better within hours.

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