It is even possible for a young man or woman taking part in a contact sport event to contract an illness or virus from another during an accidental or deliberate collision on the court or park. What may have usually happened on the inner city amateur court or ballpark is that the child will have incurred ‘just a few scrapes and burns’ to go along with the blood-cut which can just be patched up with the usual sticking plaster or roll of bandage.
It just goes to show how dangerous all of this can be. One minute the young athlete was leaping and bounding on the court. And the next minute he is under wraps, in bed, shivering from cold, intensely overheating, with a concerned mother not knowing what to do other than to call the doctor who may or may not come, because these days you try getting a doctor to do house calls in these neighborhoods.
It just goes to show how dangerous all of this could be. Private clinics and state hospitals that have benefited from the required funding and upgrades could or should have genotyping services on their books. The moment there is that potential for the contraction of an illness, disease or virus in the event of an accident or during a violent confrontation, the right-thinking doctor on duty, thinking on his feet along with the appropriately qualified nursing sister (or brother) and the rest of her nursing staff and assistants, should be setting in motion the required tests.
Which only take a moment or two to complete. These days, results are same-day. Young patients and anxious mothers need not wait long to find out what is wrong. Or that it was just a false alarm.