America's favorite neurosurgeon/T.V. doc has caught the dreaded H1N1 (and so has his camera man). He was on a trip to war-torn Afghanistan when he started feeling sick and developed a painful cough and other symptoms, which he initially blamed on the stress of working in 100-degree heat in a bulletproof vest. However, his symptoms quickly escalated, and he was diagnosed with swine flu. Dr. Gupta describes his experience on his blog, Paging Dr. Gupta:
I was nauseated and my entire body hurt. I tried to explain away my symptoms with lots of different excuses. You don’t sleep much while covering a war. My bulletproof jacket didn’t fit perfectly and was very heavy. There was a lot of dust and dirt, and maybe I had what the Marines referred to as the Kandahar Krud. It turned out to be none of those things.
You can read about his entire experience on his blog. Here's wishing the good doctor a speedy recovery (though it sounds like he's pretty much there already). Still no word from the swine flu twitter feed about its latest victim. Related Content: Discoblog: Fuzzy, Cuddly Swine Flu: The Next Big Holiday Toy? Discoblog: Want to Up Your Chances of Dying From Swine Flu? Be Obese Discoblog: To Halt Swine Flu, U.S. Government Brings in Big Guns: MuppetsImage: iStockphoto