Just received word my aunt from Malacca is down with chickengunya and denggi. Called her yesterday and it was a sorry state that she described herself to be in.
Fever for 2 weeks since, 3rd week still having fever on and off.
She couldn't walk earler and now can only afford to drag her feet. The pain is like a terrible bout of rheumatism (if it is anything like srthritis rheumatoid, I know how that feels like).
Earlier her face and body was filled with puffy rashes and she said it looked so scary and ugly.
She is a single woman, independent and strong. There was no need for hospitalisation for her given that her body is strong enough to fight off the virus. But she has to depend on someone to take her to the clinic everyday to have her blood tested.
Lesson learnt : Exercise and eat well while you are young. A healthy body is the only hope for us to withstnad whatever we have to face - latest virus wise and old age wise.