Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day repeat - Dengue Fever

Okay, so it's a repeat but I felt like listening to it. In contrast to most bands with disease related names (eg Anthrax, Cholera, Bubonic Plague and Ebola) Dengue Fever are not only not a heavy metal band but play 'Southeast Asian pop, Vietnam-war-era lounge music, klezmer, ska, surf rock, and Ethiopian jazz'. One of the band apparently caught Dengue Fever which is where the band got their name. I suspect Anthrax, Cholera, Bubonic Plague and Ebola can't say that. Dengue Fever (the band) are based in LA.

Dengue fever (the disease) is a hemorrhagic fever caused by a virus found primarily in the tropics and Africa, with a geographical spread similar to malaria. Dengue is transmitted to humans by mosquitos. Although it is a hemorrhagic fever the mortality rate, especially with medical care, is much lower than other hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola hemorrhagic fever.

The video isn't actually a video but I like this track - One Thousand Tears Of A Tarantula.

Happy Valentine's Day

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