Programmed To Kill: Meliondosis (must watch)

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Programmed To Kill: Meliondosis (must watch)

Post by Geko » Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:00 pm

Just watched this programme on True Vision 'History Channel' very scary.

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Post by PeteC » Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:20 pm

Yes, I saw the show as well. Thailand apparently is ground zero for the most cases in the world. It's the first thing I thought of when Muhammed Ali died in that it could have been in his system for decades then manifested itself as his immune system deteriorated. They listed "septic shock" for him and I think the show says that can happen with long term cases of Meliondosis. It is very scary stuff indeed. :(

Makes you think twice before you walk around barefoot outside, especially if you should have a cut or sore on your sole.

I also thought of your previous leg wound BB as the examples I saw for this disease looked like that.

The promising part is that many of us, millions, are exposed to it, have it in our systems but are able to destroy it or at least live with it with no further problems.....I hope?! Pete
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Post by PeteC » Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:53 pm

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Post by Big Boy » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:18 am

prcscct wrote:I also thought of your previous leg wound BB as the examples I saw for this disease looked like that.
I've been busy, and just got around to looking at this. You could well be right, everything fits perfectly with my symptoms. No wonder they admitted me to hospital immediately, and pumped me full of stuff. The actual leg problem where you saw the horrific photos was the exit point where it left my body.
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Post by PeteC » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:25 am

I just about went nuts yesterday and am still upset. As you know from FB the daughter is on a class trip to Chiang Mai. What shows up on LINE and blog yesterday are photos of all of them in a rice paddy in bare feet up to their knees plowing with a buffalo and planting stalks of rice! :shock: :banghead: I would never have though a thing about it except "have fun!" if I hadn't seen the HC show and read the articles. Too late to do anything about it now but seems most people are ignorant of the risk here, at least foreigners. :( Pete
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Post by RCer » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:38 pm

Most dangerous thing on the market and in most households is anti-bacterial cleaners and soaps.

Without exposure to germs and bacteria, the body does not build immunities. Also, the germs and bacteria become resistant to antibiotics.

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Post by JamesWest » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:29 pm

I get laughed at in Thailand because I don't own any flip flops, sandals or plastic toy shoes.

you will never see me without REAL shoes at least like lace up running shoes, nothing open toe or exposed sides or back.

that or steel toe motorcycle boots.

except at the beach or around the pool and that is pushing your luck.

but everybody is chilled out in Thailand so I guess I am the odd man out.
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Post by JamesWest » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:34 pm

RCer wrote:Most dangerous thing on the market and in most households is anti-bacterial cleaners and soaps.

Without exposure to germs and bacteria, the body does not build immunities. Also, the germs and bacteria become resistant to antibiotics.
yes, but there are times you need to blast a cut or wound with something before it gets out of control.

washing your hands all the time anti-bacterial cleaners and soaps is not a good thing.
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Post by RCer » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:57 pm

JamesWest wrote:
RCer wrote:Most dangerous thing on the market and in most households is anti-bacterial cleaners and soaps.

Without exposure to germs and bacteria, the body does not build immunities. Also, the germs and bacteria become resistant to antibiotics.
yes, but there are times you need to blast a cut or wound with something before it gets out of control.

washing your hands all the time anti-bacterial cleaners and soaps is not a good thing.
Treating a wound is one thing. I'm talking the people that insist we live in a sanitary environment and then complain when their kids get sick because they have no immune system.

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Post by Big Boy » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:24 pm

This thread has been food for thought for me. The hospital said my infection was most likely an insect bite, but could never identify the insect. However, I remember getting a painful scratch on my same foot whilst walking the dogs in the jungle outside of our home a few days earlier.
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