Csíkszereda Musings

My life in and around Csíkszereda, also known as Miercurea Ciuc.

Blasted Health

Posted by Andy Hockley on 3 February, 2007

Sometimes I wonder whether Romania is really the best place to bring up my children. Hot on the heels of news of some respiratory infection that may or may not be flu or pneumonia, which is sweeping the nation, and the revelation of a European survey (mentioned here) which says that Romania is basically the unhealthiest country in Europe, comes news that one of Bogi’s classmates has been quarantined at the hospital with scarlet fever. Scarlet fever? I thought that had gone the way of smallpox and was now something you only read about in Victorian novels. Not so in Romania, it seems, where scarlet fever is apparently alive and well. I suppose it fits in with the horsecarts and the villagers heading off to the fields armed with scythes, but blimey.

(You’ll be happy to know that it is cured quite easily with penicillin, just in case)

One Response to “Blasted Health”

  1. gorgeoux said

    You’ve been tagged: five dishes you can’t resist. Details 🙂

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