Hobo tourism/Tropical fever in the bum tour (an example from practice)

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Place of residence of the Russian traveler during the disease of dengue (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Tropical fever in long-term travel format bum tour — a possible turn of events, which can not be excluded when visiting the countries of the equatorial climate belt. The use of repellents and mosquito nets will reduce the risk of disease, but will not protect the user by 100%. An organized tourist, in the event of illness, can take advantage of health insurance and stock of money; a practitioner of non-standard methods will be in a more difficult position.

The following material illustrates, on a case basis, what is awaits of an hobo traveller infected with dengue fever.

On December 26, 2012, Russian traveler Viktor Pinchuk, who arrived around midnight at the airport of Kota Kinabalu, within two hours of walking reached the city center; after walking a few more kilometres, he settled for the night in a suburban area covered with tropical forest. The bite of an infected mosquito was not initially seen. The first signs of deterioration came upon return to Western Malaysia, where he lived in the ruins of one of the five dilapidated 16-story buildings. The appeal to the state hospital cost a foreigner 15 ringgit (locals pay 1 ringgit), and the visit to a private doctor — $50. There was more use for the former, while the private specialist only misled about difficulty of making an accurate diagnosis, trying to identify the patient to the hospital, which would have cost a lot.

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  • Location of infection: Kota-Kinabalu, Sabah State (Malaysia).
  • Date: night from 26. 12. to 27. 12. 2012.
  • Place of contact with medical institutions: Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia.
  • Period of disease termination: 26. 01. 2012.
  • Negative: a loss of time and some funds.

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