Big Corn Island
Dec 06, 1999
Lets play a game of name that tropical disease
I have a fever...
Chills - +1 Malaria
However, it is cold and raining at the time - -1 Malaria
Back ache- +1 Dengue
However, I slept for 12 hours on a thin foam mat for the past 2 days - -1 Dengue
Headache- +1 Malaria
However, I probably have not had enough coffee recently - -1 Malaria
Final score as confirmed by the Hospital on Corn Island - You have nada. Who knows what caused the fever, but I am fine now. Thank god, my parents nagged me about stopping the Malaria medication. I would hate for them to justifiably be able to tell me "I told you so".
The Hospital was surprisingly Westernized and sterile. And they are a step ahead of the US in that they apparently have free medical care.