“Hi, it’s the ED Registrar here; can I discuss a patient with you?”
“Of course, what have you got” answered the Microbiologist.
“We’ve got a chap who has recently been abroad and has presented with a fever and feeling unwell. The basic story is that he returned home from work in the early hours of this morning looking flushed and tired. His wife was worried about him, as his belly was rather distended, so persuaded him to come to the hospital. He insists this is how he normally feels at this time of year but his wife isn’t convinced.”