Bernard Scanlan - Malaria

Running time
44 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


Well, that was one of the big pitfalls of the battalion, malaria. Although you wanted treatment for it, it was always a risk of someone getting ... even those that were on treatment were still going down with it. I had a relapse of a recurrent variety of BT malaria.

I came home on leave at one period, and I did two trips to Lismore Base Hospital. The only base hospital at Lismore was the government. It had a government officer there to treat you, but it was something that took a long time to get out of the system.

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