The Health Department was very apologetic. In their defense, they said, I am the first human to visit their planet, and the river creature in question is very rare, and the odds of anything like this happening, blah, blah. They say I’m in no danger.
But I’ve got to stay two extra months, which means I’ll miss my liner and the next one, for the gestation to complete. Then apparently about four hundred tiny baby alien fish things are going to come out of my... well, I’ll spare you the details. But next mother’s day I want a card too.