Wednesday, October 17, 2007

WC: Ignorance IS Bliss

Yesterday, I put down a (large) deposit for a 3-week trip to Africa next February, including time on the Serengeti Plain and a trip to Olduvai Gorge (known as "the Cradle of Mankind").

Today I went on line to check what vaccinations I need and what fun diseases they have there. Well, ignorance is bliss.

If I had known about the schistosomiasis, dengue, and Rift Valley fever outbreaks, would I have put down the deposit? If I had known that vaccinations for yellow fever, hep A, hep B, typhoid, and rabies were recommended, would I have put down the deposit?

Hell, yes! But I'm still glad I didn't know.

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