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How Often Do I Need The Oral Typhoid Vaccine For Travel To Se Asia
5 years: Repeat it every 5 years if you return to an area of continued risk. ...Read more
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
Do i need doxycycline if i’m traveling to a part of the world with malaria? I will be spending several months in southern china where malaria is common. How can I use doxycycline to prevent getting the disease? How long can I take it? Do i still need to t
Where in China?: See travel doc: exact locations in china important to determine actual malaria risk. Risk is only in rural areas of anhui, guizhou, hainan, henan, hubei, & yunnan provinces. In the south, in rural areas, if prolonged stay- have been outbreaks je. Polio along pakistan border only, chikungunya fever in guangdong. Hand, foot, mouth and rabies in guangxi & measles cases on rise in general. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the Japanese encephalitis vaccine required for travel to Shiga prefecture, Japan or can I opt out of it?
What percentage of travelers from the u.S. To asia, for 2 week vacations, actually take a typhoid vaccination before going?
Variable: : The answer is complex: it depends where in asia you are going (china, india, southeast asia), what you will be doing there (tourist sites? Visiting family or friends?), and where you will eat (large hotel restaurants or small noodle shops or street vendors) most travelers to india get immunized. Your travel doctor can help you. Locate a travel doctor: istm.Org. Also see: cdc.Gov/travel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i'm a tourist and want to know how can I take a healthy food during travel to different countries of the world?
Travel Food Choices: Even with the best care, it is difficult to prevent traveler's diarrhea completely. Your best selections are always to eat hot food prepared on the spot, not food sitting warm for long periods. Cook or boil your vegetables and eat only smaller fruits that you cut and clean yourself. And remember to either boil your water, drink carbonated water or use a UV light pen to assure your water is clean. ...Read more
Travel medicine docs: Travel medicine specialists give travel shots and give medication to protect against malaria and altitude illness. Many infectious disease doctors are trained in travel medicine, as are many other doctors. You can find a travel medicine specialist at istm.Org or astmh.Org. ...Read more
If you catch typhoid in another country while on vacation, how do the doctors there treat your typhoid?
Fluids & antibiotics: Typhoid fever is an illness with high fever, abdominal pain and diarrhea. It is spread by poor hygiene, and is more common in certain areas of the world. If you contract typhoid fever you are likely to be admitted to the hospital, receive either oral or IV rehydration therapy and antibiotics. Nonetheless you will stil be very uncomfortable. There are two different vaccines available to protect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it advisable to take Swine Flu H1N1 Vaccine to prevent contracting the disease? I will be travelling to disease affected areas for work purpose.
Mgt: Unless you have had reactions to the flu vaccination, a yearly flu vaccination is recommended. Each year the vaccination is tailored to match the anticipated strain of flu. Regarding your heartburn symptoms, avoiding caffeinated beverages and an antacid such as prilosec as needed is advisable. ...Read more
Vaccines & Meds: Recommended Vaccines if going to Kenya: Hepatitis A, Typhoid & the regulars (MMR, DTP, Varicella polio & flu shot). Malaria prophylaxis if going to low altitude regions. Yellow fever in some areas of Kenya. Hepatitis B if involved in behaviors that make that a risk. Meningitis if going to Kenya during dry season. See a travel medicine specialist for more med recommendations (l.e. for diarrhea) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: Multi drug resistant typhoid fever is probably a greater national problem than hepatitis b infection. Poor food and water hygiene in 3rd world countries is a given. I think high cost and manufacturing/distribution is the biggest hindrance to universal vaccination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you advise if I'm traveling to uganda for three months and want to know which anti-malaria pills are the best to take?
Anti-malaria pills: There are several antimalarial drugs that are available. You & your doc can decide on the best drug for you - based on travel plans, medical history, age, drug allergies, pregnancy status, & other factors. Make sure to allow enough time for some of the drugs to become effective and for a pharmacy to get these meds. Travel medicine or ID specialists can help. Don't forget - AVOID the BITE! ...Read more
Will a 2 yr old require typhoid vaccine at this season to travel from USA to India. We are going to give Malaria Vaccine.
Mgt: Please check the CDC website. In general it is advisable, particularly if you aver traveling to a rural area. ...Read more
Can i go travel to the us if I am an HBV carrier?Is there any cure or medicine that i can take to get rid of this disease?
You can travel: You can travel to us and do not require blood test for hbv.Only time you may or may not need blood test is if you are applying for immigration and green card you may need blood test treatment depends on whether you have active hepatitis or not and you should consult a hepatologist and treatment cosists of injections once a week travel to usa no problem. ...Read more
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