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Africa Hunters #7227016 07/17/18 03:08 PM
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Have a question for any of you that have hunted Africa.

Friend of the Wife's and mine went on a trip to Africa with a Photo Safari as part.
He got back a week ago and he has been feeling like crap ever since he got back. All sorts of aches and pains, GI issues.
I know he had some shots before he left but not sure what they were.
He doesn't want to go to a Doctor. Everyone else tells him he needs to go.

Any of you have similar issues? If so, what were they. Any ideas on possible causes that I can tell him to get him to go get help?

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Who knows what it is, but even an idiot knows that there are some BAD bugs over there, especially GI. Hell, he could have cholera. His arse needs to be at the doctor's yesterday.

I've never come home with anything, but the malaria meds have me given me the runs every time while on a hunt. That's not what this guy has. He could easily die if he's not treated. Scare him.


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The malaria meds (Malarone) made me feel like I was on speed for the first few hours after I took them; really a nasty side effect if you want to shoot accurately.

I agree that the fellow is behaving foolishly in not seeing a doctor immediately. It's called the Third World for a reason.


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I would call CDC on his azz. He could have something that could spread. Did he do any thing (or one) that he shouldn't have while he was over there?


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Probably Ebola.

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Did they find any ticks on them? My BIL got bit by a tick while we were over there and we was down for 3 weeks when he got back.


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Go to the Doctor. I came back last year with a couple of tick bites. Found that I had a lung infection due to tick bites.


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what part of africa. I have been to south africa 2 times and had no shots. To repeat everyone here there are some bad places over there and I would go to the dr. My bet it the meds and the flight have him all jacked up.

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Originally Posted By: HorizonFirearms
what part of africa.


As HorizonFirearms asked, WHAT PART OF AFRICA.
He could have anything from Malaria, Tick-bite fever Cholera or who knows, it all depends where he has been.
The guy needs to go to a Dr.....there is no question about it.


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He finally saw a Doctor and is on an antibiotic regimen.

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Good news, and thank goodness. 'Hope he's tickety boo real soon.


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One of my friends whose hunted there for many years baths in flea and tick shampoo while he's there.


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Originally Posted By: HWY_MAN
One of my friends whose hunted there for many years baths in flea and tick shampoo while he's there.


You need to be careful with that as human skin is different.


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Originally Posted By: Hunt Dog
He finally saw a Doctor and is on an antibiotic regimen.


Did he say what it was?

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