Recently, a father from my village came to see me. He was worried about his youngest child, a 2-year-old girl named Waraba. I went to their house and Adama, the mother, explained to me that she began to think something was wrong when Waraba refused to eat all day. I examined the child. She had a high fever and wouldn’t stop shivering. She cried constantly and her face was drenched in tears and sweat. I asked how long Waraba had been in this state, and her mother said she’d been ill for two days.