Aruba: Death Due to Dengue after Woman Battled Leukemia


Death due to dengue, One Dengue Island …

Imagine battling, beating and surviving leukemia. Then have your leukemia go in to remission, only to go to Aruba and Denguedie from dengue? A woman returned from the Netherlands after being treated for leukemia only to die from dengue after returning to Aruba. Is there something in the water, other than the dengue? One wonders how Aruban officials will blame this poor woman for contracting dengue?

ORANJESTAD – A 26-year old woman died from dengue last week.  This woman has leukemia and had recently returned from the Netherlands, where she was treated for leukemia.  She was in remission when she came back to Aruba and a dengue infection was fatal for her. (Amigoe, 12/8/07)

Aruba (Dengue): “How can people understand the seriousness … if they are not informed?”

We are still talking about Dengue? Or is this a metaphor for pretty much every thing that occurs on Aruba where the Aruban officials attempt to misinform not only their people, but the world? So its not just misinformation regarding Natalee Holloway, its a pattern.

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    48 Responses to “Aruba: Death Due to Dengue after Woman Battled Leukemia”

    1. buster on December 11th, 2007 10:09 am

      aruba: Expect the worse

    2. Bob on December 11th, 2007 10:10 am

      Genuine condolences to the woman’s family. On the other hand,this is the very type of news that needs to be posted on the internet. Let’s educate the public. The continuing misinformation and disinformation of facts and warnings that emmanates from the powers that be in Aruba…..the Caribbean destination of death….is an embarrassment to the free world. Who would want to go there for any reason? BOYCOTT the sand bar for health reasons!

    3. 10061906 on December 11th, 2007 11:56 am

      Could this be the first of the plagues??????
      Before Natalee is freed.

    4. Miss-Underestimated on December 11th, 2007 12:00 pm


      I agree, this is so sad for this poor woman who battled lukemia only to be taken from dengue, on a vacation no less.

      I really think no one should travel to Aruba until this TOO is taken care of.
      Shouldn’t this event be listed by the CDC or a travel advisory?

    5. Richard on December 11th, 2007 1:13 pm

      One would think the State Department would issue a warning to travelers.

      On the other hand, one would think that would have been done long ago for Aruba ….

      God works in mysterious ways?

    6. Para2legal on December 11th, 2007 1:52 pm

      Counting the days til Cozumel. Boycott Aruba…forever.

    7. Richard on December 11th, 2007 2:37 pm

      It’s also interesting that this woman was rather young, at 26. I can’t speak about whether dengue is especially hard on leukemia patients, as I don’t know … but if it hits a young person so hard, then elderly people would seem to be at much greater risk.

      And if elderly people use cruise ships, which stop at Aruba … well, it’s clear enough.

    8. Richard on December 11th, 2007 2:59 pm

      Anyone remember this man? I’m not trying to imply that there is a parallel (not necessarily, anyway) between Natalee’s case and this depraved maniac … but this happened, over the period of years, in the United States.

      No gang was involved, just one maniac.

      But some of these girls and women were held for extended periods.

      Couldn’t happen in Aruba, of course, because there are no drug lords or evil people there.

      (AP) A retired handyman pleaded guilty Tuesday to holding five women captive as sex slaves in an underground bunker over a 15-year period.

      John Jamelske, 68, pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree kidnapping. Under a plea deal, Jamelske could serve 18 years to life. Sentencing is scheduled July 15.

      Each count carried a maximum penalty of 25 years to life in prison, which meant Jamelske could have served up to 125 years behind bars.

      Jamelske was indicted on the five kidnapping charges two weeks ago.

      He has been held without bail since he was arrested April 7 on charges of holding a 16-year-old girl hostage for nearly seven months in a two-room concrete dungeon he built under the back yard of his suburban Syracuse home. The two small rooms contained a small tub, a bucket for a toilet, a microwave oven and a mattress.

      Following Jamelske’s arrest, police identified four other women who said they were abducted and raped by him dating back to 1988.

      Authorities say the victims included a 14-year-old girl taken in 1988, a 13-year-old girl in 1995, a 53-year-old woman in 1997, a 26-year-old in 2001 and the 16-year-old freed in April.

      According to investigators, some of the victims said they went willingly with Jamelske after being offered a ride or coaxed into his car. The youngest teenagers had histories of running away from home. The 26-year-old woman told police she was high on drugs when she accepted a ride from Jamelske in 2001.

      She went to police after she was released following two months of captivity, but was unable to lead investigators to the house. The older woman, who was held nine months, also was unable to tell police where she was held.

      One of the teens was held for nearly two years, the other for 13 months, police said.

    9. Richard on December 11th, 2007 2:59 pm

      this story dates back to 2001, I believe.

    10. buster on December 11th, 2007 3:34 pm

      Aruba…..the Caribbean destination of death
      I like this one !!!!!

    11. Kloothommel on December 11th, 2007 3:37 pm

      Hey isn’t that funny, just as everyone is pointing to aruba for covering up crime’s

      The US get’s it’s own share off covering up crimes commited by US citizens in Iraq on other US citizens.

      Now that’s called Irony.

      “Victim: Gang-Rape Cover-Up by U.S., Halliburton/KBR

      A Houston, Texas woman says she was gang-raped by Halliburton/KBR coworkers in Baghdad, and the company and the U.S. government are covering up the incident.”

      And the funny part is, evidence seems to go missing also and no one is being dragged to trial either.

    12. Carpe Noctem on December 11th, 2007 4:08 pm

      I know a psycho who lives on Montaja Hill…

      If the Dengue don’t getcha…

      De Sporter will!

      Come shake your Boeti & dance in Aruba, yaaa.

      Have a brewski or two-ski!


    13. Carpe Noctem on December 11th, 2007 4:11 pm

      I was looking at that unhinged,
      dumptruck load of unfettered a$$,
      last night.

      …or as Joran likes to call her… “Mommy”

      *** KA-POW! ***

      It finally hit me who Anita Vandersloot reminds me of…


      If he had very poor hygiene,
      was about 50 pounds overweight,
      bi-polar, and wore an orange fright wig!


      It is you whom I primarily do not shizzle!

    14. kayjay on December 11th, 2007 5:51 pm

      That picture on Aruba Dirty Police is about the dysfunctional holiday group!! (Wonder if vanderScum had just been busy with a few tourists and didn’t have time to zip his pants before some yelled “cheese”). As for the frau..I’ve seen better in the hog hall at the County Fair. At first I didn’t actually recognize Taco..he has blended so well into the Aruba scene in more ways than one. Maybe they can all use the pic on their Christmas Cards this year!

    15. brie on December 11th, 2007 6:00 pm

      Aruba you pissed off the Aedes mosquito…nature takes it’s course!!!!

      The poor woman just wanted to enjoy herself as well as Natalee…Leukemia is a tough battle but then to loose your life in Aruba…..

    16. brie on December 11th, 2007 6:13 pm

      If your not kidnapped, raped, drugged, murdered, robbed you die from dengue fever…compliments of Aruba..anyone call that a vacation!

    17. brie on December 11th, 2007 6:16 pm

      Addition to #15…..or killed in an automobile accident!

    18. brie on December 11th, 2007 6:26 pm

      If it hadn’t of been for Natalee and her loving family and our special friend Jossy, we would never of know all of this. An awareness that none of us ever knew…or even suspected…I hope alot of lives have been saved. The truth of Aruba has been unveiled!!

      Advertising a safe and happy island…another cover-up…but never to be said ever, ever again!!!

    19. Crioyo on December 11th, 2007 6:46 pm

      come on….I beg to differ.
      Dengue is usually always brought over from Venezuela.

      In Aruba they actually do a lot about informing people about the dangers of Dengue, there are government programs where they go house-to-house to check people’s yards and make sure there are no breeding places and they also disinfect entire neighborhoods strictly as a precautionary measure.

      But do go ahead, spin yet another story into a Natalee issue….Get your kicks….

    20. brie on December 11th, 2007 6:56 pm

      Also, a special Thank You to our Scared Monkeys….a way of communication that we would of never had!!! A true dedication of wanting justice for Natalee!!!

    21. brie on December 11th, 2007 7:06 pm

      Even another problem: the enormous flood of passengers in the airport’s departure for American destinations caused chaotic

    22. brie on December 11th, 2007 7:15 pm

      #21..oops..continuation..the enormous flood of passengers in Aruba in the airport departure hall for American destinations caused chaotic situations last Saturday..the passengers were FORCED to queue to up outside the terminal…

    23. brie on December 11th, 2007 7:17 pm

      The gov’t needs to really step in now…you can’t even get out of there..!!!!!

    24. Richard on December 11th, 2007 7:33 pm

      And remember … if your body is found in an Aruban cave, with your arms and legs cut off …

      …you died of a cocaine overdose.

      Aka Pitbull.

      No crime on Aruba, right?

    25. Richard on December 11th, 2007 7:34 pm

      Probably they had a shakedown … $50 in my pocket or you don’t get on the flight list.

      Christmas season the Aruban way.

    26. brie on December 11th, 2007 7:36 pm

      helicopters and landing pads….and no one is allowed to investigate….how much plainer does it get!!! Sweet Jesus…!!!

    27. Richard on December 11th, 2007 7:37 pm

      Crioyo’s comment about the efficacy of Aruba in checking for dengue is very interesting … some threads back, an article from Amigoe admits that one of every four Aruban homes is a breeding place for the mosquito that carries dengue.

      A future career option for law enforcement officials on Aruba?

    28. LilPuma on December 11th, 2007 8:21 pm

      11. Kloot. Now that we know, we won’t support it, blame the victim, and help them cover it up, as is being done in Aruba. THAT’S THE DIFFERENCE.

      Dengue is just one more reason not to go to Aruba.

    29. brie on December 11th, 2007 9:05 pm

      That picture…paulus always has his fly down…anita trying to cover her fat…and taco looks like he left his clothes in the drying too long…!!!! Who ever took this photo knew paulus made an attempt to convey himself.

    30. 10061906 on December 11th, 2007 9:28 pm

      I hope no one minds that this is reposted; I think it is important enough not to get lost; Whatever became of all that evidence.
      (as if we didn’t know)
      “Of all the “evidence” collected that may have been useful, in my opinion was discarded.
      A copy of Natalee’s dental records could have been compared to the pieces of foam with the imbedded teeth marks. Saliva on the foam could have been compared to Beth’s DNA sample. What happened to that along with the bottle with the unknown liquid, the VCB shirt that was never checked for DNA nor the sport sun glasses like Geoff wears. The body oil and dead skin cells from the glasses too could have been checked and DNA analysis could have been compared with Geoff’s. If not enough for DNA at least the cells could be checked for being either male or female. XX vs XY Biology 101.
      Maybe that is why Geoff almost crapped his pants when he saw the Beach Security while walking with that female tourist when Natalee’s name was mentioned.”

    31. Melissa on December 11th, 2007 9:43 pm

      Those dengue only sting on delicious blood like Arubians so you guys don’t need to worry because you guys have bad evil blood so they should run away for you guys!

    32. Allan on December 11th, 2007 10:17 pm

      Melissa I am glad you found something good about Aruba, that is catching the island jungle bug. I have looked for a long time and found nothing. Thanks for the info.

    33. Carpe Noctem on December 11th, 2007 10:19 pm

      Un-be-lievable, dude!

      I don’t think even Warren Sapp would

      try to perform a takedown on this

      Supersized Mondo Dutch A$$ Cannon!

      What a bleedin’ Sherman Tank. -j4n

    34. Carpe Noctem on December 11th, 2007 10:28 pm

      I hope Paulus snuck up on her to get
      a celebratory kiss, before any of the
      ugly jumped out and had a chance to
      make a run for it!

    35. Carpe Noctem on December 11th, 2007 10:41 pm


      Nothing less will ever do.

    36. Carpe Noctem on December 11th, 2007 11:56 pm

      At ease Mister Johnson. -j4n

    37. brie on December 12th, 2007 12:28 am

      What’s that on top of Anita’s head…Oh, it’s her new wig! I guess she pulled all her hair out!

    38. Patti on December 12th, 2007 2:26 am







      The death of Natalee Ann Holloway

      was an intentional act of violence…

      not an accident!





      Justice for Natalee

    39. Patti on December 12th, 2007 2:33 am

      Boycott Aruba!


      Death to the Arawak Nation!

    40. W77 on December 12th, 2007 9:37 am

      Good morning, Patti. How are you doing today? Keep those Arawak stories coming.

    41. Vicki on December 12th, 2007 10:01 am

      Hi Patti, good to see you back sweetie. Hope all is well.Just another reason not to go there…we will add that to the list. Poor woman..what an idiot you are Malissa…themosquitos only bite the Islanders.ahahahahahahahahah wow that just about blows my mind. Shows how ignorant you are…Id rather vacation with elephants than have ignorant ppl around me. Pull your head out of your behind…and wake up. If anything the Islanders should be immune to it, like your sand fleas….dumb,dumb,dumb…

    42. Bob on December 12th, 2007 10:12 am

      Regarding the TES search vessel that was scheduled to arrive approx. this Thursday….is anyone aware whether the storms running through the islands have caused excessive delays?

    43. dennisintn on December 12th, 2007 12:25 pm

      i think they’re now due on aruba on saturday. they’ve faced l8 foot waves the last couple of days.

    44. brie on December 12th, 2007 12:58 pm

      Mosquito can cause dengue fever, malaria and yellow fever.

      The Aedes mosquito carrying dengue fever likes to bite during the daytime. Other mosquitoes like to bite at night.

      They like to breed at water tanks used at construction sites. A lot of that going on in Aruba. Also like drums, barrels, pots, buckets, flower vases, plant pots, discarded bottles.

      Lots of blue drums on the home owners property.

      The pond by the Marriott would be a hot spot.

      Air-conditioners, another breeding spot. Plenty of those on Aruba.

      There is not a vaccine for dengue fever. Some people bitten now have a low immune system. If still alive!

      Travel advisory–wear mosquito nets, long-sleeve shirts, long pants and high top elastic socks. Spray you socks with repellent.


    45. brie on December 12th, 2007 1:32 pm

      We can’t thank our Americans enough for volunteering to do the water search. Sounds like they are enduring some pretty severe weather conditions. How ever long it takes them to get there they need to travel safely. There,s a team of 20 to 25 people and we don’t want to loose anyone.

    46. Dolf on December 13th, 2007 9:44 am

      yep big storm is preventing the search.
      hopefully it shakes up the sea and exposes things.

      btw. Brie a musquito is not uncommon, think Florida marshes

    47. dennisintn on December 14th, 2007 3:48 pm

      #l9, now there’s a great aruban mind at work. the aruban health dept. warns of dengue fever outbreak and warns everyone that l out of every 4 houses on the island has been found to have breeding places and asks people to police up their own property. this guy comes here and informs us that the dengue fever is always brought over from venezuela. i can see the formations of dengue carrying mosquitos marshaling in the skies over venezuela getting ready to raid aruba. reminescent of wwII bombers gathering over britain getting ready to raid france and germany. can you imagine the wingtanks on those skeeters? a l5 mile trip to aruba is quite a hop, wouldn’t you think? one serious question here: has anyone from aruba accepted responsiblity for anything?

    48. Richard on December 14th, 2007 5:06 pm

      Not only that, DennisIntl … the poster who informed us of the mosquito flight patterns seemed to be implying: “Hey, it didn’t start here … so it’s not a problem for us. Doesn’t matter.”

      If dengue is prevalent on Aruba, then the danger is on Aruba. Just like drugged drinks and psychopathic locals, protected by the law….

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