Is it malaria?

After arriving in Lusaka, and then traveling to Livingstone, I was struck by a powerful cold.  So powerful that it laid me low for five days…  and then has had a recuperation period going on four+ days.  The combination of exhaustion and a slight fever got both my and Dustin’s concerns going — could it be malaria?  (And wouldn’t that be ironic?)  Having had malaria once before, I was not interested in having it again…  But after consulting multiple websites, contacts in the malaria community, and a medical doctor, it seems that I have a common cold that has just hit me hard.  What a way to spend my last week in Lusaka!

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2 Responses to Is it malaria?

  1. Mama says:

    Some cold. Doctor visit in SF when you get home??

  2. Dad says:

    Julianna, sorry your last week was not so healthy, but so relieved that it’s not malaria again. Once is enough. Now, get over that cold/cough.

    Dad

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