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Strange tropical disease from the Pacific?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 20, 2008
  • 10:47 PM


I spent several months in Fiji last year and fell ill there. I was extremely exhausted, dizzy, thirsty, my blood pressure was on the high side and could not concentrate. I did not have fever though and I treated the whole thing with paracetamol as diagnosed by the local doctor.

Now, 9 months later, I seem to have similar symptoms (yet less severe). But at the same I got an infection on my back. First a few square centimetres of my skin got red and itchy (as if several mosquitoes bit me) and then it turned into a painful boils. There is no puss or any fluid of that coming out so the doctor did not know whether it was a simple skin infection, shingles or something else.

So I'm thinking it might be a some kind of recurring tropical disease.

Any ideas?

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