I arrived at a town called Zogon,
I couldn’t sleep, thinking:
“If I get sick, I might die”
I couldn’t sleep for fear of getting sick.
The next morning I quickly took down my tents and returned to the town of Zogon.
There was a small clinic in the town.
I rushed there and wrote on a piece of paper as I had done yesterday
“I’ve been bitten by a dog, I’m worried about rabies.”
She soothes my impatience and says
She points to a row of chairs. I’m in a hurry, but I don’t have the courage to run into the clinic, so I sit down.
Then the woman from the reception desk said,
She showed me to the examination room. In the room there is a man who looks like a doctor in a white coat. In writing
“Dog, bite, me”.
on a piece of paper.
The doctor says,
“Let me see your wound,”
says the doctor.
“I’m worried about rabies”
I write on the paper.
“It’s not in Tibet”
He simply writes on the paper.
Geez. I had heard this phrase everywhere in China, but this time I was serious because my life was at stake.
” Isn’t there rabies in China?”
I asked him.
“Yes, but not in Tibet”
“Yunnan has rabies”
I say, I asked him,
“How come there is rabies in the neighbouring area and not here? ”
I don’t think there are any zones for dogs.
“Where did you get bitten?”
The doctor asked.
‘In the mountains between Markham and Zogon.
“Then you’ll be all right”
“Are you sure?”
And so on and so forth.
“Rabies is not present.
By the way, in the guidebook which I copied in Lijiang (a city near Tibet), it says
“If you are bitten by a dog in Tibet, go to a hospital immediately, the mortality rate is 100%”
the Japanese guidebook.
However, as I had no intention of getting a vaccine back in the big city, I was sure I would feel better if I believed the local doctor who said there was none.[Related posts]
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