Monday, February 22

Unseen Dangers of the Tropics

Living here, you learn to live with security bars, lock up everything, be particular where you park your car and who you befriend. It's a melting pot of nationalities here and the crime flourishes. One of the biggest dangers is the one you will never see, the parasites. I've blogged about this before (here are a few) when I saw a guy that had "Chagas" on Dr. House and he was asked if he had visited COSTA RICA or another tropic place recently. Here's another one of my post about Take Your Pills. I bought mine today because I can't remember the last time I took them. They are a little different now.

Well, I have a new one for you that I saw on the Discovery Channel!
Trypanosome Parasite.
"Trypanosomes are a group of kinetoplastid protozoa distinguished by having only a single flagellum. All members are exclusively parasitic, found primarily in insects."

Check it out, it's known as the Sleeping Disease in Africa.
If you Google parasites, it will definitely cause you to pause and consider...
what's REALLY out there!!

1 comment:

BLOGBloke said...

House is my favorite TV Show. He's da man.

Teri, are you on Twitter because I can't find you?