I have just come from visiting a close friend in the ICU at a local
Pgh. hospital. He is very critically ill with Malaria, and may not make
The strange thing is that he contracted the Malaria in
Cancun.....one would think this is unlikely, with so many US travellers
going back and forth all the time. My friend who is ill is there at
least twice a year.
I spoke to his doctor, and they are in touch with the Center for
Infectious Diseases (right name?) in Atlanta. They told the doctor that
this is the 5th case lately, and the State Department is about to issue
new guidelines for visitors.
I thought that since this is such a popular destination (even
Ziners who don't go there probably know people who do) that I would
issue the caution.
The doctor also said that there are easy to get prophylactic
treatments. Don't take any chances if you or a loved one are headed to
the Yucatan area.
Stay well and if you can, please remember Bob in your prayers. Thanks, Debbie in Pittsburgh