Hi, my experience with Medics in Colombia
is pretty good. Their standard of training is as good as any I have seen,and better than a good couple of countries.
Very little history
to go on. An other crew members sick? Who was infected first. How long ago did the first symptoms present, and what were they? How did the disease progress? Initial infection occurred where? Airport
transits? Exposure to noxious fumes, such as paint
stripper, ammonia, bleach? Check boat
for bacterial and fungal colonies, presence of black mold
? Do get a profile as complete as possible to the examining Doc. It may be helpful to get some Sputum or Vomit into a sterile or boiled container, if there is any. This can then be "cultured" and tested for sensitivity or resistance of pathogens to a series of antibiotics.Helps to get the right diagnosis, identify the pathogen and select the right remedy. Unless there is a serious allergic reaction to the antibiotic, don't discontinue taking it. But do take the container to the Doc, and the receipt or name of the clinic and the examining Doc. There will be notes that could assist. If there is a history
of infections, or lung function deficits, it would help to get as much info as possible to the Doc. Lung issues need serious respect and attention, they can become chronic, or worse, life threatening.
Help the Doc help you! Hope your crew member
gets better, and no others are cross infected! Fair winds!