|By Zambian PCV (c-24-18-179-179.client.comcast.net - 22.214.171.124) on Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 1:32 pm: Edit Post|
It is important to note that Joe was not taking the malaria prophylaxis that PC Zambia prescribed to him to prevent the disease nor did he cary with him the treatment PC Zambia gave him.
It is sad Joe became so sick, and great that he is recovering. However, incidents like this one should be more fully reported as not to unjustly scare people from travleling or volnteering in areas with malaria. Joe did not follow the advise of medical officers in Zambia. That is why he ended up in such a serous situation.