“I didn’t know that you can get West Nile Fever in South-America! Sure, South-America is west of the Nile, very much west of the Nile but such names always confuse me”, said Jarah after she had come back from her holiday in South-America and she had gotten this souvenir she never had wanted.
Fortunately it was a light case predicted to resolve on its own by the local physician who also ordered her to avoid alcohol and unhealthy food (and I’m certain that if Jarah had told that she was a smoker he would have also prescribed a smoke-free period). But as she wanted to have a fun holiday she disregarded the physician’s advice and came back to England with West Nile Fever – which would have been expected even she had adhered to the doctor’s advice albeit she may have down the road of recovery a lot faster.
“And when I came back I told all my colleagues that I suffer from West Nile Fever. I was on my own and no one came over to me to ask me to do any favours for them”, Jarah concluded.
“But West Nile Fever is not person to person transmissible!” I objected “it takes an insect to spread it to the next person.”
“I know” Jarah replied with one of her lovely smiles “the doctor told me. But no one here knows and I didn’t consider it necessary to inform my colleagues.”