Hitch-hiker turns out to be a nasty sucker with a parasitic prick
Even a secure residential estate hundreds of kilometres away couldn’t save a Pretoria man from weeks in hospital
He lives in Pretoria and works in Sandton, which is why doctors didn’t consider malaria when the 48-year-old man arrived at a clinic complaining of fever and fatigue.
They diagnosed him with a stomach lining issue, treated him and sent him home, where he quickly developed a headache and began vomiting.
After a sleepless night, the office worker went to a private hospital, where doctors suspected viral hepatitis, put him on a drip and admitted him to intensive care...