Saturday, February 11, 2012

Surviving Malaria

Last night and earlier today I did not feel so well. But, now the anti-malarial drugs seem to have kicked in and I feel pretty good. My first experience with malaria was not nearly as bad as I expected it to be. I found out as a result of a routine blood test and did not feel any symptoms until hours after I had started the treatment course. I had expected to have a raging fever and splitting headache when I inevitably first contracted malaria like almost everybody else in Ghana. Instead I had some flu like symptoms for one night and one day. Considering the disease used to kill the vast majority of white people that landed on these shores I think I have fared pretty well.

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