Diagnosis at last

Well, I’ve now found out why I’ve reacted so badly to these insect bites. Apparently Wivenhoe was the last place in England to have malaria, and while the mosquitos don’t carry it any more they do carry something similar. You can’t die from it, but it does have similar symptoms apparently. Flu-like feelings are common, with headaches and stuff, and large rashes where the bites were. Exactly what I’ve got!! I had a bit of a temperature on Sunday night, and I’m still not feeling 100%. Vic said it was nothing too serious, and that it only affects you like this first time round. I’m just so glad there is actually an explanation for it all, and not just me making it out to be worse than it really is!! I’m also glad it’s not potentially fatal… Nevertheless, if it’s no better tomorrow I might still pop into the doctors’ and see if they can recommend anything.

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