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Old Feb 2nd 2011, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by Jen1977ni View Post
Aren't they what we called 'clegs/klegs' in Norn Iron!?
We did too But I spent most of my childhood on a farm and around horses and i can tell you horse flies in Norn Iron are nothing like march flies here!
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Originally Posted by Bernie Barfly View Post
Did you not encounter orange marching flies in the north of Ireland
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We did too But I spent most of my childhood on a farm and around horses and i can tell you horse flies in Norn Iron are nothing like march flies here!
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Aloe Vera gel seems to keep my kids happy. It's cooling on the mossie bite.
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I can very highly recommend http://www.itchezeplus.com.au/

It's excellent - I have a bad reaction to bites and end up with welts if I scratch. This stuff stops the itch and really reduces inflammation. I certainly don't get bitten anywhere near as much now as when I first arrived - maybe only once or twice a year now - but I still hate being itchy!
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By the way, who has been tested/diagnosed for Ross River Virus (or Barmah Forest)? Both my mother and I have been tested and told we have had Ross River (from mossies) .... you just have to wonder how many other folk are out there being bitten by these infection carrying insects.
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By the way, who has been tested/diagnosed for Ross River Virus (or Barmah Forest)? Both my mother and I have been tested and told we have had Ross River (from mossies) .... you just have to wonder how many other folk are out there being bitten by these infection carrying insects.
Well there's you and yer mum fer sure

I guess we'll just have to wonder about the number of other 'victims'..............unless ABC comes up with a definitive answer

ps I believe that almost all insects are capable of carrying infection.................even Pommie ones
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Well there's you and yer mum fer sure

I guess we'll just have to wonder about the number of other 'victims'..............unless ABC comes up with a definitive answer

ps I believe that almost all insects are capable of carrying infection.................even Pommie ones
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Originally Posted by Hino View Post
Well there's you and yer mum fer sure

I guess we'll just have to wonder about the number of other 'victims'..............unless ABC comes up with a definitive answer

ps I believe that almost all insects are capable of carrying infection.................even Pommie ones
Some info on Ross River virus
Approximately 30 per cent of people infected with the virus will develop symptoms three to eleven days after being infected.
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/factshe...rossriver.html
And God knows that this means..

Ross River virus in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 1,473
New Zealand 295
Papua New Guinea 401

Ross River virus in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 4,460
Belgium 765
France 4,471
Ireland 293
Luxembourg 34
Monaco 2
Netherlands (Holland) 1,207
United Kingdom 4,460
Wales 215
Read more at http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/r/ross...ktrack=kcplink

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Originally Posted by ABCDiamond View Post
Some info on Ross River virus


And God knows that this means..

Ross River virus in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 1,473
New Zealand 295
Papua New Guinea 401

Ross River virus in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 4,460
Belgium 765
France 4,471
Ireland 293
Luxembourg 34
Monaco 2
Netherlands (Holland) 1,207
United Kingdom 4,460
Wales 215
Read more at http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/r/ross...ktrack=kcplink
All those in the UK must be Aussie bar staff surely?
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Originally Posted by iamthecreaturefromuranus View Post
All those in the UK must be Aussie bar staff surely?
It's all the pommie relos that come to visit and we all sit them in a corner at barbies to keep the mozzies off us
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It's all the pommie relos that come to visit and we all sit them in a corner at barbies to keep the mozzies off us
Now that is a highly feasible explanation
 
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Originally Posted by ABCDiamond View Post
Some info on Ross River virus


And God knows that this means..

Ross River virus in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 1,473
New Zealand 295
Papua New Guinea 401

Ross River virus in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 4,460
Belgium 765
France 4,471
Ireland 293
Luxembourg 34
Monaco 2
Netherlands (Holland) 1,207
United Kingdom 4,460
Wales 215

Read more at http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/r/ross...ktrack=kcplink
Am I missing something here?
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Thanks everyone.

In the end I used tea tree oil on the bite, but am happy to give some of the other things a try

The bites are till bright red after 4 days. Still a bit sore but itching has gone.
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Originally Posted by alistairboyle View Post
I was attacked by mozzies in my first year. Hasn't been so bad since.

Vitamin B works.

Vitamin C is a natural antihistimine.

Both these vitamins work well if taken before and after a drinking session to avoid a hangover.

Mozzies love people who eat bananas.

Mozzies follow carbon dioxide - which we emit. Mozzie coils and candles etc. cover the carbon dioxide. Apparantly.
I like to eat crushed vitamin B tablets in banana just to f*@# with the mossies heads.
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