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KenTownley
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KenTownley
   Old Thread  #1173 9 Apr 2011 at 11.52am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1172
i had no awareness of this weils disease but now im very cautious after reading this thread

If this thread helps make just one angler more aware, then that is a good thing...

I am posting below a PM I received from a member: We should all take note...

I have only just joined this Forum and saw your name pop up.
I just wanted to send you a PM thanking you for the piece you did on Weils disease many moons ago.
I unfortunately contracted this in France about 4 years ago and thanks to the awareness from the piece you wrote, my wife eventually managed to convince the doctors that I may have weils disease.
I did write a piece for Carpworld thanking them and you which hopefully you may have read.
Anyway thanks again and if I ever bump into you at a show I will buy you a pint

Many thanks and kind regards
chrisrayner999
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chrisrayner999
   Old Thread  #1172 6 Apr 2011 at 5.36pm    Login    Register
i had no awareness of this weils disease but now im very cautious after reading this thread
Edens_Lakes1
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Edens_Lakes1
   Old Thread  #1171 3 Apr 2011 at 2.37pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1169
ahh thanks ken for that, maybe if people were made more aware of this it would help keep these outbreaks to a minimum as some one said maybe the E.A should print something on the back of rod licences cause it sounds like a horiffic thing to catch................. stay safe all and tight lines
markaj
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markaj
   Old Thread  #1170 2 Apr 2011 at 9.54pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1169
I have been fishing since 8 years of age and some 35 years later shudder at the times I must have in the past skirted with the potential of catching what clearly is a horrible condition.
My total way of thinking has changed since learning more about this and hearing of cases like Ken's make it even more real.
In one of Ken's previous posts he comments how after 6 years he still suffers from the after effects and I was talking to a fellow angler on my syndicate who was also suffering the long term after effects of this disease.
Being a family man and sole bread winner I now take every precation to reduce the risk and would advocate every member of this forum heed the warnings in this life saving thread
KenTownley
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KenTownley
   Old Thread  #1169 2 Apr 2011 at 10.18am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1167
Hi Matt. It is a common misconception among UK French fishery owners that the French have developed a protective inoculation.

If you browse this entire thread, towards the end you will find a discussion between myself and Old Fella (Jim) who also believes there is an inoculation that protects against Weils Disease.

It is as Nine-O-Six says above, NOT TRUE, though the French do seem pretty ill-advised about this.

Just look at it this way...If there WERE an effective inoculation, don't you not think it would be available throughout the EU?

The fact that it isn't suggests that there isn't one...
nine0six
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nine0six
   Old Thread  #1168 2 Apr 2011 at 8.14am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1167
No, there is no vaccine available for humans.

This pdf is available as a card from the HSE free of charge (go to the bottom of the sheet for the details).

It may be worth trying to get the EA to incorporate the information onto the rod license.
Edens_Lakes1
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Edens_Lakes1
   Old Thread  #1167 1 Apr 2011 at 10.18pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1166
is there not an injection you can have to protect yourself from this, im sure i heard about it while living in france i think the fish farmers get it because there constantly in contact with the water
maybe i dreamt it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
biggsyhaulin
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biggsyhaulin
   Old Thread  #1166 1 Apr 2011 at 7.55pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1165
we should all take note of this,its a killer
anglers just dont realize the danger of cooking,eating,drinking while fishing.
last week i was at linear complex,guy next to me happily cooking away etc,i noticed next morning hed left his frying pan,pots out in the doorway of his bivvy,when i mentioned weils decease etc he just blankedme, then said,theres no rats round anyway,and carried on cooking.
mattygfishing
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mattygfishing
   Old Thread  #1165 31 Mar 2011 at 1.47pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1164
Totally agree, good work chap
Adie106
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Adie106
   Old Thread  #1164 31 Mar 2011 at 1.41pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1163
Great post !

Its amazing what we can all learn from posts like this.

Sometimes the quest to catch Mr Carp completely blinds us from some more important factors like our health etc

Ive cetainly learned something today - thanks Ken

Farman
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   Old Thread  #1163 31 Mar 2011 at 12.52pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1162
same here, going to be getting myself some antibac gel for cleaning my hands with before eating ect.

As they say, better to be safe then sorry!
mynameisbaz
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mynameisbaz
   Old Thread  #1162 31 Mar 2011 at 12.35pm    Login    Register
Well the message is defo gettin through to me, after reading through this thread ive noticed myself being more concious about it whilst being on the bank, as where before i used to wash stuff in lake water, wash my hands and so on. My tackle bag is now equipted with antibac gel
KenTownley
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KenTownley
   Old Thread  #1161 26 Mar 2011 at 6.02pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1159
DP...Twitchy finger coz I am so angry at the ignorance expressed in some of the posts on here...
KenTownley
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KenTownley
   Old Thread  #1160 26 Mar 2011 at 6.02pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1159
The message is getting through slowly judging by the number of hits.

I wish that was true...you only have to look at some of the idiotic posts in the Rats and Brollies thread to see that the message is falling on deaf ears.
Green_Giant
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Green_Giant
   Old Thread  #1159 26 Mar 2011 at 2.49pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1158
Ken I'm with you on this one!! The message is getting through slowly judging by the number of hits.

Lets just pray all advice is heeded lives will be saved because of awareness.
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