Nicaragua map:
Big Corn Island
Dec 06, 1999

These older journal entries were hastily typed in at local cybercafes where I was paying by the minute.  Please excuse grammar mistakes or typos. 

Lets play a game of name that tropical disease
I have a fever...
Other symptoms

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. 


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