Googling "dengue fever" and "poem" produces a surprising number of hits. Unfortunately, most of the poems aren't in English. And most seem to have to do with preventing dengue rather than with suffering from it. It's too late, in my case, for the prevention.
Yes, I am at home from work today, covered with an itchy rash that is a symptom of dengue fever. At least it is a symptom that usually shows up late in the illness, signalling that I will feel better soon.
Writers and poets get dengue too, as this 2011 article comfortingly (?) points out. And here is a poem written about dengue in Mississippi in 1873.
That's all I have for today. Be sure to visit Katya's roundup here.
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