I went to two cases of adult chickenpox last night, the hospital says that there was another adult with chickenpox the day before that. It seems like we have a little outbreak here.
As both my patients were Nigerian, I have a sneaky feeling that the big (mainly Nigerian) church in Newham may be where the disease was spread and the timing of the symptoms would support this.
As one of the families had school-age children with the disease, I'm going to guess that a lot of children will be ill over the next few days.
Off the top of my head, I can't remember if I have been vaccinated against chickenpox – but I do know that I had it twice when I was a child, both times at Christmas.
I'm writing this at 3:20am, and I'm stuck on station because my fast response car seems to have gone into 'safe mode', and I can't drive faster than 25mph.
Which is a bit slow for a 'Fast' car.
The book is going pretty well at the moment (although as I'm working for the next two nights, I'll be taking a break from it)
Finally – these three shifts, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night will be the last I spend on the FRU. From Monday (well… my first shift is actually on Friday) I shall be back to working on an ambulance.
UPDATE: For some reason (writing at half past three in the morning with no food or rest perhaps?) I wrote 'measles' instead of 'chickenpox'. Post has been updated to correct this.