I always imagined it would be like the movies. A guy ventures somewhere and gets bitten by an insect and he falls sick for a day.
He wakes up the next day and feeling terrific. He looks in the mirror and his scrawny body has become all athletic and muscular.
He suddenly finds himself with superhuman strength and abilities that matches the insect that had bitten him and caused him to get sick.
He becomes a superhero.
What happened to me was slightly different. I was bitten by an insect – mosquito to be exact. And I was sick for a day.
But instead of waking up feeling terrific the next day with superhuman mosquito strength, I just continued to be sick.
I had an extremely high fever for two days, vomiting and body aches. It’s been a week now and I’ve been in hospital for three days.
Instead of becoming a superhero, I ended up a dengue statistic. [Click to read the full article at The Malaysian Insider]