Monday, July 29, 2013
A Mental Experience with Cyclospora
Not that I'm scared (maybe a little) or worried about the implications but fear they say sometimes brings out the best and worst in us as human beings.
It started as one of my usual feelings; lack of appetite, inside weakness and fever, sadness, over thinking (even the most ridiculous things), hopelessness and more. Then it developed into even more dreadful feelings of hate, depression, loathe, etc before I stumbled on the Cyclospora post on Forbes via Twitter.
I quote Forbes: "Cyclospora is a one-celled parasite which is too small to be seen by the human eye. It causes explosive watery diarrhea, as well as nausea and vomiting. Other common symptoms include fatigue, muscle aches, low grade fever, and loss of appetite".
"Cyclospora outbreaks originate from contaminated food or water, often in tropical or subtropical climates. Outbreaks that have occurred in the US in the past have generally have been linked to imported fresh produce. Raspberries, basil, lettuce, snow peas have been sources of previous outbreaks since the 1990s".
I might be wrong, but to some extent all the symptoms listed above have been sensed and noticed around here to...maybe I'm wrong.
One, two, three people have laid complains similar to these ones but none of their medical checks have confirmed such, so what?
Shall we stay put, continue to hope for the best? Or perhaps try to have more rest because all afterall the only thing that really affects us especially Lagosians is "stress"?
We always need more rest, better hygience, more time to have fun and do the things we love to do - make more money and party.
Cyclospora amongst other things is not a joke and frankly I do not agree it's just in the states. There're lots of medical issues around that get no attention - mostly because there's no active medical team or the available ones are too busy seeking unpaid salaries or how to establish their own services while trying to get the license.
Worries, anger, fatigue, stress will continue if attention is not being paid to the very tiny things especially the ones right up our nostrils.
This is a call to all, me first, to brace up, get smart and be more concerned about essential health matters..