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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Malaysia : Dengue Fever Stops Danish and Norwegian Robinson Expedition in Malaysia

A big thanks to Chen Qi for this story, via ScandAsia :

" TV3 has been forced to evacuate the Danish and Norwegian team from a tropical island in Malaysia after several of the 200- strong team has been hit by high fever and other symptoms.

Tests showed that at least four members of the team were hit by the dengue fever virus, writes Danish

“According to suggestion by doctors and Scandinavian health authorities, there was only one viable option: immediately stop production and a subsequent evacuation”, says Jacob Juhl, executive producer from Strix TV.

The entire 200-strong Robinson-team consists of participants, crew, children, guests and spouses are evacuated to the nearby Malaysian city of Johor Baru, where there is access to expert help from the local health authorities.

The team also includes a Norwegian member. Until now, there is no Danish participants show symptoms of fever. "

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