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14 January 2010

Tour d' Afrique, Cairo to Cape Town

Caroline Murray is the chief medical officer to the 2010 Tour d' Afrique, a journey that will cover appoximately 12 000 km in 120 days.

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Starting in Cairo on 16 January and ending at the Waterfront in Cape Town on 15 May, Caroline Murray is the chief medical officer to the 2010 Tour d' Afrique.  They will cover appoximately 12 000 km in 120 days with a rest day every seven days.   

"I have had lots of saddle sore treating experience as I have assisted in the medical tent for various Cape Epics in the past, and I guess this is a skill that I will be using," says Murray, adding that she is anticipating anything from saddle sores to dehydration, accidents and tropical diseases. 

Murray will have to get most of her medical supplies in Cairo which may be a challenge as she doesn't know what is available and what not, and what the quality of the supplies will be.  Read more about the journey and Murray's experiences as tour chief medical officer on the Tourmedic blog.

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