I could barely walk and struggled to see – but TWO doctors said there was nothing to worry about: The terrifying ordeal of a British backpacker who brought back a tropical disease from the Colombian jungle 


It’s the souvenir you don’t want — a holiday illness no one can diagnose or treat. That’s where the Hospital for Tropical Diseases can help, as this series reveals. 

Adam Millward, 29, tells DIANA PILKINGTON his story.

The day after his work summer party last year, Adam Millward woke up drained of energy and with a pounding headache. 

‘I knew it wasn’t just a hangover,’ says the 29-year-old from London.

‘But I put it down to too much sun — we’d spent several hours on a roof terrace on a boiling June day.’

The day after his work summer party last year, Adam Millward (pictured) woke up drained of energy and with a pounding headache

The day after his work summer party last year, Adam Millward (pictured) woke up drained of energy and with a pounding headache

Adam, an editor at Guinness World Records, dragged himself to work but the following day, after he was caught slumped on his desk, his boss sent him home at 10.30am.

‘This wasn’t like me — I’ve barely had a sick day in…



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