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    Mors Kochanski

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    Hi,

    Found this article on RRV....it's pretty scientific but really interesting. Worth a look.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC89008/

    KB
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    Thanks for this, quite technical and was not aware RRF was widespread out of Australia. Good read and would want to be a soldier on the Kokoda Trail in WW2 struck down with RRF. They had plenty of other things to worry about.

    Myself had enough trouble coping with RRF when in the comforts of a modern home and avaliability of medical support. Although the local doctor I went to did not have single clue what I was talking about.

    He looked up Dr Google like I did.......kid you not. When I was in his surgery that's all he did. The remark from this so called professional was "there's a few of those up there".

    Have not seen him since then.

    Prevention is better than the cure so take care.
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    Mors Kochanski

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    Hi Chigger,

    One of the side effects of big doses of strong anti malarials they had in WWII like quinine sulphate is they make you go deaf. Imagine on the Kokoda with limited vision in dense rainforest, you'd need to be able to hear enemy troops!

    KB

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    Read somewhere the deafness was a continual ringing in the ears as part of the deafness. Truely those fellows went through a lot of horrible trials and suffering.

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    Between malaria, dysentary, RRF, the rain, the mud, lack of food, suitable water, the terrain and general shitty conditions, they really didn't need an enemy. The jungle nearly did it for them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chigger View Post
    Read somewhere the deafness was a continual ringing in the ears as part of the deafness. Truely those fellows went through a lot of horrible trials and suffering.
    It's actually like a roaring sound rather than a ringing high pitched sound. That's my experience anyway.

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