Dude, the Commonwealth Games are fucked, and are projecting like half the spectators they originally expected. Don't know if it's the Dengue, but it's certainly cited as one of the reasons. Some of the athletes pulled out, but no countries - but the ticket sales are a big issue.That's bullshit!That's why the CDC is so nervous - if it gets to Miami, it can go anywhere the mosquito can live, which is pretty much the entire Southeast. Ans as the North Queenslanders are finding out after Dengue's totally fucked the Cairns tourism market, it's a real bitch to eradicate.
Commonwealth Games on in Delhi right now. Dengue is prevelant there. Didn't stop 1000's of athletes from around the world. And tourists.
Risk of terrorist activity is the main reason some athletes pulled out. Pakistan is right next door! Delhi belly is the biggest issue (as always)
Cairns and the Aussie health org are spending a ton of money to try to get rid of Dengue, because tourism is pretty much all their income, and diseases fuck tourism up. Exotic sounding diseases even more so. Ross River fever is a bigger problem
But it won't stop me from going to Cairns any more than it would Key West, and I'll be closer to there anyway in January.
January? Too humid & wet. Cyclone season.
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