Thursday, 7 April 2011

Enforced hiatus after an emergency drive through soaring heat to a hospital. An injection that made me see stars and then taken to a bed where I spent the next sixty hours with an intravenous drip in my arm.

Amoebiasis is caused by Entamoeba histolytica. Heading first for the digestive system, if it gets out of hand, it spreads to the blood - as it did in my case - and then goes for the lungs and liver. Intense antibiotic treatment stopped my companion in the blood however and I left my little hospital room last night in a heavy dusk, leaving the white walls and view of dusty palms for a cool hotel room and recuperation. My stay in Dakar is extended by some three days. Time to feel good about the city again.

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