Right people, heres the deal....I have been trying to get jabs for a disease called Japanese encephalitis throughout my time in nz, and the first time (two weeks ago if not more) they said I did not have time. So I left it for a while.
I have done some research on this disease, and having done so I have decided that the jabs are certainly worth it! the problem with "JAp B" as they call it, is that once caught it is not treatable, and...heres the "best" part....30% of people who catch it die, and another 30% get permanent brain dmage! although the disease is rare in travellers, the jab is recommended for those travelling in rural areas or those staying for more than three months, both of which im doing.
So really I have two options. One is to try to get the jabs done the moment i get to thialand, as i would have a month before the season of the disease starts. Another option is to come home early. Or the third option is to go on without it.
I have purchased a mozzy net, a metal anti-theft net to go over my bag and some stuff to imprgante my clothes, but I dont think it will be enough. Thiand is quoted as being a high risk area, with a season for the diseas eof may-october.
So, what do i do? any ideas would be nice.
Much love from nz
P.s sorry mum and other squeemish people, but im going to do a 15,000ft skydive next week. yey!
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