CNN Medical Reporter Sanjay Gupta Contracts, Blogs About H1N1
CNN Chief Medical Reporter Sanjay Gupta contracted H1N1, also known as swine flu, while in Afghanistan reporting on the war He exposed the news on his blog, where he also describes his experiences in Afghanistan, including how the flu has affected him and camera man Scottie McWhinnie.
Gupta writes he got so sick he had to seek medical care at a battlefield hospital. He was given pain killers, decongestants and IV fluids. He has since recovered.
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.