I’m hopped up on drugs again this week thanks to Nurse Stickum at National Geographic. Before leaving on any trip overseas for National Geographic all of us who work here first stop by the medical office at Geographic. It’s staffed with a full time nurse and a doctor who is on call for special needs. They keep detailed records of all our visits and the various shots and treatments, and medications we have been give over the years. That way we know if it’s time to get another yellow fever vaccination, or polio booster, or whatever shot might be required for the country we are visiting.
Next week I leave for the Central African Republic in the Congo Basin to hopefully see lowland gorillas, and forest elephants. This week I picked up my anti-maliarial pills and got a typhoid booster all of which I discuss on this weeks edition of National Geographic Weekend. This video is from that episode and in it I reveal one of my self-medication secrets.