Aaaaanyways. I need an illness with the following criteria:
*relatively common in poor regions of Africa
*causes some form of noticeable symptoms
*is not spread by body fluids (other than perhaps blood)
*kills relatively quickly (between a few days and a month)
I can work around some of these, but not all. For example, the character in question is in Africa with her husband on a mission trip, so obviously if it were spread certain ways he'd also get it. If it has an incubation period, that's good too.