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