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Ross river virus

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Created by Razzonater Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017
Razzonater
1406 posts
Wednesday , 13 Sep 2017 11:12AM
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I have it it is really really bad, anyone had it ?
How long till you can walk and eat and recover?

Thought I had the flu, than got some shakes and sweats and cramps and sore bones, after 5 or so days of that went to the doctors and got a blood test and confirmed, that was three days ago with no improvement yet.

Also to all the fifo crew im confident i got this in the pilbarra please be aware.

JulianRoss
WA, 252 posts
Wednesday , 13 Sep 2017 11:31AM
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That's just **ty Raz. Hope things improve.
I know a couple of farmers who swear by the old grabbing the electric fence routine, not that I would recommend that...

myusernam
QLD, 4272 posts
Wednesday , 13 Sep 2017 2:03PM
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Razzonater said..
I have it it is really really bad, anyone had it ?
How long till you can walk and eat and recover?

Thought I had the flu, than got some shakes and sweats and cramps and sore bones, after 5 or so days of that went to the doctors and got a blood test and confirmed, that was three days ago with no improvement yet.

Also to all the fifo crew im confident i got this in the pilbarra please be aware.


Farken COMPO!

just thank heavens you're not this poor guy. he got murray river enchephalitis from the pilbara working as a policeman and they originally wiped him (how fxcked is that)
they ended up having to compenstae but he's totally fxcked.
Give it a go mate. Work related injury. They can probably dna test the strain and the origin. legal precident.

www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/compensation-relief-for-crippled-wa-police-officer-ryan-marron/news-story/2fd988c8ce3f994932be6514e97af20e

jn1
SA, 1343 posts
Wednesday , 13 Sep 2017 5:39PM
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myusernam said..
Farken COMPO!




Great, WHS reaction to this will be to make everybody wear space suits . BTW: It's Murray Valley, not Murray River.

Raz: My observation from a co-worker was a few months off work. Her tiredness lasted for about a year. She was in her mid 20's when she contracted it.

sn
WA, 2346 posts
Wednesday , 13 Sep 2017 10:41PM
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JulianRoss said..
That's just **ty Raz. Hope things improve.
I know a couple of farmers who swear by the old grabbing the electric fence routine, not that I would recommend that...


An old boss of mine was diagnosed with Ross River in the early 1990's, the old fella was at the time in his late 80's, owned Brownes Dairy but lived in Marradong [a few klicks north of Williams.]

He did the classic "tripped over the bloody blue heeler" and got tangled in the hot wire - getting a long wallop from the fence.
Passed out, came around several hours later feeling ruddy awful, staggered off to bed [with a hefty shot of brandy]
Woken up by his wife when she came down from Perth 2 days later - and he was feeling great.
She dragged him to the vet for a check up - blood test had no trace of the virus.

Dunno if it was the 'leccy fence or the brandy that did the job, but he was a tough old fella.

Razzonater
1406 posts
Thursday , 14 Sep 2017 9:07AM
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Gents thank you for the comments,

So the way im feeling at current and taking your advice on board I can either,

1 ) toaster in bath

2) perhaps stick some scissors into powerpoint and hold on.

But all jokes aside this electric febce thing sounds like it has merit, might get the missus to take me for a country drive and go hug a fence

cpurdon
NSW, 9 posts
Thursday , 14 Sep 2017 11:20AM
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I have just got over it! Bitten in early July up in the Daintree, then came down with it about 4 days later. I have only just this week felt like I am totally over it, so expect it to hang around for about 6 weeks. Treat the symptoms with painkillers (I did alternating Panadol and Nurofen every two hours on Doctor's advice), a rest - I craved lots of fresh fruit/vege juice throughout, but not much appetite (lost four kilos, which was not a bad thing). Good luck and get well soon!

Buster fin
WA, 1446 posts
Thursday , 14 Sep 2017 12:19PM
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Razzonater said..
Gents thank you for the comments,

So the way im feeling at current and taking your advice on board I can either,

1 ) toaster in bath

2) perhaps stick some scissors into powerpoint and hold on.

But all jokes aside this electric febce thing sounds like it has merit, might get the missus to take me for a country drive and go hug a fence


Or borrow someones sharkshield/rpela. ??

Gazuki
WA, 518 posts
Thursday , 14 Sep 2017 1:02PM
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Razzonater said..
Gents thank you for the comments,

So the way im feeling at current and taking your advice on board I can either,

1 ) toaster in bath

2) perhaps stick some scissors into powerpoint and hold on.

But all jokes aside this electric febce thing sounds like it has merit, might get the missus to take me for a country drive and go hug a fence


Video or it didnt happen.

Hope you get over it soon mate, no good.

jbshack
WA, 6509 posts
Thursday , 14 Sep 2017 4:31PM
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Buster fin said..

Razzonater said..
Gents thank you for the comments,

So the way im feeling at current and taking your advice on board I can either,

1 ) toaster in bath

2) perhaps stick some scissors into powerpoint and hold on.

But all jokes aside this electric febce thing sounds like it has merit, might get the missus to take me for a country drive and go hug a fence



Or borrow someones sharkshield/rpela. ??


Beat me to it

Zuke
850 posts
Thursday , 14 Sep 2017 5:13PM
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Sorry to hear that Razz and I hope you make a speedy recovery. I'll be sure to get some waves for you, it's such an epic time of year too...

Buster fin
WA, 1446 posts
Thursday , 14 Sep 2017 5:15PM
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Zuke said..
Sorry to hear that Razz and I hope you make a speedy recovery. I'll be sure to get some waves for you, it's such an epic time of year too...


Cruel Zuke.




Shall we share his loss?

grich62
QLD, 351 posts
Thursday , 14 Sep 2017 8:32PM
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sorry to hear,i had it in my thirtys 6 weeks of real crap and a very slow recovery , never ever got my health back to like before but i also got glandular fever and dengue fever around the same time,get into multi vitamins and start exercising as soon as possible .every year around this time you will have aches and pains ,a good hot tub and ant inflammatory can also help after the fevers get better ,seek the latest treatments from a good doctor .watch out for people suggesting fish oil tablet they are bad for your liver

lungs
QLD, 409 posts
Thursday , 14 Sep 2017 10:06PM
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Hey that's no good hope it doesn't last too long. My wife got it nearly 20 years ago she didn't get a big fever but had very painful joints for what seemed to be an eternity. They swelled up mainly ankles shoulders and wrists. she still has an ache in some joints now sometimes and puts it down to ross river. She got it in mid Jan and was working by the end of Feb, but still with aches n pains. The nurofen worked for her and she took it for ages.

A side note the first doc she saw at a 24 hr med clinic told her she must be brewing something and gave her a tetnus shot.
She went home not too happy and then her ring finger swelled up, we had to cut the ring off. Anyway a nurse friend of hers visited and picked up on it immediately n said go to another doc and ask for a blood test you've got ross river.



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