Here's a poll for you: If you had to catch a tropical disease while in a British Colony, which would you catch? Here are some options in case you think your only option is malaria.
1. Yellow Fever
2. Scarlet Fever
4. Malaria(it does have to be an option, I guess)
5. Syphilis(you know, like in Out of Africa)
7. Write in your own personal favorite.
No, you cannot choose to suffer from consumption. That's what you catch if you stay in Britain!