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Impressive tsetse fly bite swelling on Sunny's leg

UGANDA | Saturday, 1 May 2010 | Views [1672] | Comments [2]

Impressive tsetse fly bite swelling on Sunny's leg



I have a similar bite at the Serenegti last week wiht the exact same sweling- how did it turn out - no sleeping sickness i hope. I am worried, should i go see a doctor?

  SB Sep 18, 2012 4:57 AM


I went to seek treatment at the very basic facilities in the national park where it happened, and the nurse gave me lots of pink pills which were antibiotics. I didn't take them as it seemed unnecessary given it wasn't infected, and it went down after a couple of days. But I guess you are presuming your bite was cause by a tsetse fly (did you see it?) which I concluded too though didnt see it happen - I think the swelling is just a natural reaction, not an indication that you have sleeping sickness. I would suggest you look up what kinds of symptoms come with sleeping sickness and keep an eye out for those

  Sunny Townsend Sep 18, 2012 6:49 PM

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