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uk stomach bug

is our uk winter vommiting bug worst than something you would pick up in say africa, maybe i'm just getting older, but the uk one has me wrecked, i'd hate to be on the road feeling like this.
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I have just come home from a 5 week lap of the of the South Island of New Zealand. The last 2 weeks there I was fighhting off pneumonia. Not much fun at all!! Its very hard to throw a fully laden 2up 1200GS around when you can hardly lift your head from the pillow. Back home now recovering, definately dont want to do that again.

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is our uk winter vommiting bug worst than something you would pick up in say africa, maybe i'm just getting older, but the uk one has me wrecked, i'd hate to be on the road feeling like this.
i was lucky i escaped that one, but i had the 6 week cough that went round instead. my dad had the bug and the cough, its not nice coughing with diorrhea at the same time! he just got over it then had a stroke, someone up there is trying to tell him something?
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Problem is not so much the bug being different its the conditions you might be staying or living in and the lack of decent medical help/food clean water. That can make a mediocre set of symptoms we might think of as bad here in the uK to very life threatening in some places. As westerners we do not have the natural immunity and resilience to the infections that may affect locals to a lesser degree. In 1983 I ended up being medi vacced out of East Africa to France then the UK with a case of Botulism -
one of the other lads in our party who also contracted the illness died very quickly through respiratory failure. We were then young fit and strong military servicemen with at least a back up of military doctors. get something like that when your away - you will be kissing goodbye too this life before you know whats hit you.
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