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   Old Thread  #123 26 Jul 2008 at 8.15am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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hand cleaning gel here i come

Try to get hold of the industrial strength versions, the ones they use in hospitals, dental surgeries etc. The supermarket versions are nothing like as efffective. The Desderman gel is as good as it gets!
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   Old Thread  #122 25 Jul 2008 at 4.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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After reading this thread, people would be stupid to ignore your advice

As I said in the initial post, people always this it will never happen to them...Think again!

It is an awful disease and I have not fully recovered more than three years later, as my liver has been permanantly affected. It's grim so be aware.
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   Old Thread  #121 25 Jul 2008 at 8.11am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Blimey

Excellent thread Ken, very informative. Your pictures have really made me think about this. Like you say, you don't think of such things happening to you but as of NOW, I am really going to take into account everything I touch when fishing and how I store food, drink etc.

I do not expect any of them to take a blind bit of notice of an old fogie like me

After reading this thread, people would be stupid to ignore your advice
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   Old Thread  #120 25 Jul 2008 at 7.32am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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thank for bringing this up Ken.
i have been fishing for a good number of years. and never knowen anyone that has had this, so have never given it much thought. one of thouse you hear about it but it dosn't directly affect you.
well ive just read this and it make you think twice. hand cleaning gel here i come .
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   Old Thread  #119 25 Jul 2008 at 7.03am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
MODS: I thought now might be a timely moment to bump this thread...I know there is a sticky in the Foreign Venues section, but IMHO this thread has more impact and more general information. Now is the time of year when the kids are out in force, and while I do not expect any of them to take a blind bit of notice of an old fogie like me, well, we can but try.

WEILS DISEASE - BE AWARE


Can I suggest to members who have joined within the past year or so to read this thread from Post 1?
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   Old Thread  #118 27 Aug 2007 at 4.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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My fishing buddy is always going on about catching Weils Disease and constantly washing his hands. I on the other hand have to admit that I'm likely to be eating my sandwiches 10mins after catching a fish...
I've always told him to quit worrying, but thats because I grew up on a swill fed pig farm which was covered in rats... Didnt even now about Weils back then..However, had a text off him 3 days after a 24hr carp session early this week. He was in hospital with suspected Weils Disease...couldnt believe it....On morphine for two days and as rough as an old dog..Good news is that he's not got it just a viral stomach complaint, but it may have been picked up on the bank??
Will now take more care as it's a real killer if not caught early and I could do without the hassle...Wet wipes all round...
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   Old Thread  #117 27 Aug 2007 at 1.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A friend if a guy I know fell in at Redesmere and got a reed stalk stuck up his ass and he caught weils disease from it
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   Old Thread  #116 27 Aug 2007 at 1.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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My GF came back from South America with Mushroom Fungus growing in her stomach......

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   Old Thread  #115 27 Aug 2007 at 1.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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just a thought on a similar subject
Amoebas!!!!! They can be a bitch! I've had this infection four times times now from workinhg in the south American rain forests. Easy to cure with the correct drugs, but you you do not want to be far from the toiet when you first get it.
you also need to have a checkup when you get home as they can be around for years and can cause liver problems.
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   Old Thread  #114 22 Aug 2007 at 9.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I always feel ill when I'm on my way home, after fishing - but I usually feel better once I reach home.

Is that a symptom?
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   Old Thread  #113 6 Jun 2007 at 7.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Great topic lads, I came back from France and within five days was in hospital. Best advice if you have any symptoms like flu GET to the doctors. Ironic thing was that the lakes were cleaner and rats were far fewer then most of the lakes I fish in England.

PS LADS THE MOSSIES ARE BAD THIS YEAR
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   Old Thread  #112 27 May 2007 at 7.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for some sound advice guys, I always carry a couple of rat traps with me and set them up in my swim to try to kill as many as I can, I caught 12 on my last trip, I then put them in a bag for disposal. I know I'm not making any difference really but the less in my swim the better.
I always clean my hands with water, baby wipes then dry them and clean them with anti bacterial gel each and every time I do anything that involves touching items lying around outside, including net,sling,mat etc.
How many times while you are asleep do you think rats are running around over these items.
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   Old Thread  #111 19 May 2007 at 12.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Very sound advice Ken. Very simple to design these cards by most people on your pc. Sorry to hear about your mother. I realise how heartbreaking it must be for you and the family Ken having experienced Alzheimers in my family and being a nurse in this field.

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Alex.
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   Old Thread  #110 18 May 2007 at 7.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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good to hear you got over it,i was at a fishery down here in cornwall today and saw a laminated sign warning of the disease but never knew how serious it really was,thanks for taking the time to put the info up,i for one will be extra carefull on the banks from now on.adam
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   Old Thread  #107 16 May 2007 at 4.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I can't see the picture in kens post as works computers have been modified for the worst , but we have cards that are generally given out to all site opperatives in our safety hand book as in the construction game, especially in london, it is considered a high risk. Whilst working in bishopsgate, I used to pass a "cafe" and on many occassions, you'd see a rat happily munching on bread rolls left in the shop after closing
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