Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I laid down for one week…

So, it was quite severe. And it comes and goes. Maybe in the mornings you feel better, but than around two o'clock in the afternoon you see that you feel cold all the time. And you would be shivering and you have to lay down. And you start vomiting and you vomit and vomit and vomit. Even if you get treatment, sometimes it doesn't go just like that. It takes two, three or four days before you get better. But even if you get better, you can be laying down for two weeks sometimes. But when you go to the hospital, maybe than they give you injection and maybe some tablets of paracetamol.

Roger Casement suffered from it but was hung before it killed him and last year some Portsmouth footballers contracted it. It kills 1.1 million people each year and a child dies every 30 seconds from it. I’ve read that four times this morning and I still can’t get my head around it.
Today is Africa Malaria Day.


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