Posts made in October 25th, 2012

A mouse, rain, cold and suspect flu

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in Running, Survival | 2 comments

Thurs 25 Oct: Quick Update from the Road. Quick stop in Villa Santa Lucia, three days south of Chaiten, Carretera Austral, Chile. Pouring with rain, very cold. Still 8 miles of the day’s 20 mile quota to run. Dave had a worrying 48 hours of flu like symptons, without a cold/runny nose etc. He had a fierce chill,  although he was flaming hot to the touch. This was accompanied by an aching chest and torso, difficulty in breathing and diahorrea. This matched exactly the Hanta Virus symptons. A virus carried by mice introduced to Chile from the Far East a couple of decades ago. The...

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