Travel fever

You are working nightshift on a double manned ambulance when a call comes in for a 45 year old male with ‘flu-like symptoms’. The patient’s wife called 999 as the GP surgery was closed and he was looking really unwell, the patient has just returned from a business trip and complains of cold shivers alternating with hot flushes, a headache and generally feeling lethargic.

Potential conditions could be as simple as a severe cold or flu, with the possibility of gastroenteritis, food poisoning or even the result of a cocaine overdose from ingested drugs. How will you assess this patient and decide on the best course of action?

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