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TANZANIA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2108]

I began experiencing stomach cramps and a constant headache for a number of days whilst in Zanzibar, which is not far from the Tanzanian coast. As soon as I returned to the mainland, I headed straight for the hospital in Dar es Salaam. The doctor who examined me ordered a blood test to rule out malaria (the results were negative) and prescribed some medication to ease the stomach cramps. I slowly improved over two weeks before the cramps returned. I had continued travelling, so visited another doctor in Cape Town, who referred me for a full blood count. The results indicated a parasite was responsible for my stomach grief. A three-day prescribed course of antibiotics led to a full recovery.

How World Nomads helped

Medical treatment including medical consultations and prescription medication and antibiotics.

PAID AUD $139.00

Tags: claim, hospitals & health, medical, parasite, tanzania, true claim stories, world nomads

 

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