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The Bali Blog « Swat That Mozzie: Dengue Fever and Chikungunya on the Rise in Ubud

Female Aedes Aegypti mosquito

Aedes Aegypti mosquito, female.

OK, so there's no malaria on the Island of the Gods. But the mosquito-borne disease Chikungunya will hit you where it hurts and is making an entrance into Ubud's Gianyar Regency.

Bali now has the highest rate of Dengue fever in Indonesia - something to do with out-of-control construction, a non-existent sewerage system, and ill-functioning or non-existent street drainage.

Call it fly-by-wire town-planning.

And although Chikungunya isn't as painful or as debilitating as Dengue fever, both are transmitted by the black-and-white-striped, early-morning/day-time/early-evening Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

Cover up or lotion-up for a pain-free time on Bali...

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