- Stefan S, My mother in law, Cecylia Wiktorowicz missed the boat to England because she came down with second attack of Malaria and Typhoid in the Tengeru campMessage 1 of 2 , Feb 12, 2013View Source
My mother in law, Cecylia Wiktorowicz missed the boat to England because she came down with second attack of Malaria and Typhoid in the Tengeru camp and they would not release her until she was well again to travel, but she never fully recovered and was sick on and off for the rest of her life.
This also caused a family tragedy as when she finally arrived in England, her brothers and sisters sailed out that same night to Vancouver, Canada and they passed each other without knowing who was on board each ship.
After this they lost contact, until many years later, after Cecylia Szymczak nee Wiktorowicz, married in England and her younger brother Czeslaw Wiktorowicz, immigrated to Australia. It was only after her funeral that the two families, from Australia and Canada, came together.
This may seem an odd request from South Africa. Discussing with colleagues the tropical diseases, malaria, yellow fever, etc, found in countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and the various treatments that are available my thoughts went out to the thousands of Polish children who found refuge in the various camps in this part of the world. A colleague who was in the hospitality industry mentioned that malaria in Arusha, Tanzania (where one of the larger camps,Tengeru, is located) is particularly bad.
Is anyone able to provide insight into how tropical diseases were managed in the various Polish camps in East Africa.
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