What? Diarrrhea? With three Rs? General bad feelings? This human influenza ain’t no joke! This is a public health poster I found hanging up outside the clinic in Rama Cay informing residents of the dangers, symptoms and prevention of the flu. How could I not take a photo?
A epidemic of leptospirosis is spreading in Nicaragua. For the moment the only reported cases are on the Pacific side around Leon, but since it is spreading fast, the Nicaraguan government has decided to act. The MinSa (Ministry of Health) has launched a campaign against leptospirosis. Unfortunately, it seems that they forgot to train the [...]
The Ministry of Labor requires that I get a health checkup annually. No problem. What do I have to do? I have to have a blood test, give a urine sample and a stool sample. Hmmm…I have never had to produce a stool sample. What if I can’t “produce” on demand at the health center? [...]
The injury didn’t hurt like I thought it would. The pain came later when I was getting it stitched up in the Bluefields public hospital. “How did this happen?” the doctor asked me in Spanish as he began jabbing my palm with a syringe, each stick hurting less than the one before. “Estuve jugando en [...]