I was emailing back and forth with Quicksilver Messenger Service yesterday and Dianne sent me some good information about how and where to get tested for Dengue Fever that I wanted to share with you. [not heard of a recent outbreak or anything – good to have info on hand in case you need it] I just got word from Conch Creative that there has actually been an outbreak reported on July 15th by The Guardian. They reported Belize and Cayo districts as the highest and Ambergris Caye was not mentioned.
Dengue can feel much like a very severe flu and it really varies by person. I remember when Maureen had hers she was totally knocked out by it for 2 weeks but when Eileen from DandE’s had it hers was not so bad and she was still mobile but put herself on house rest mode to shake it off.
Dengue Symptoms range from a mild to high fever – severe headaches with pain behind the eyes – muscle and joint pain – rash.
Cost is $38 and no Dr appointment needed to get Dengue test Just show up at the medical lab between Belize Bank and Polo’s Golf Carts. Results back in 3 – 4 h. For the price of an evening out it is good piece of mind. Cheers Dianne