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Validity Of Yellow Fever Vaccination
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
I would like to know about Yellow Fever vaccinations for Zanzibar? How long before travel are they necessary and where can we have them?
Check CDC site: If you visit the cdc sit you can explore many issues concerning travel & disease. Go to wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel and scroll through various panels including one on vaccines for travel. ...Read more
Yellow fever vaccine: Vaccine is administered into arm (deltoid area). ...Read more
Can yellow fever vaccination increase levels of SGOT/SGPT? If yes then within how many days it will come down to normal levels?
Important to see doc: Yes -Yellow Fever vaccine CAN cause liver abnormalities. It would be EXTREMELY important for you to be seen by a doctor if you've had a vaccine and you think you're having a side effect. Yellow Fever vaccine is an older vaccine -and it uses a 'live virus' so you should definitely have a doctor following you for this problem. Hopefully your liver enzymes are not too elevated, but I wouldn't risk it ...Read more
I am 74 yrs. In march 2013 I took yellow fever and meningitis vaccinations together. After 14 days I had severe reactions. Burning feet temp etc?
Got second dose since I forgot that I was vaccinated for yellow fever traveling to guatemala long ago?
Yellow Fever 10 year: Yellow fever needs to be updated every 10 years. If you have lost your certificate or are unsure of the date of your prior dose you can get another at any point (you don't have to wait 10 years) check with your travel medicine specialist. Yellow fever vaccine is recommend for far fewer destinations than many years ago. Of course there are many other medical issues to review re: your travels. ...Read more
Travel med clinic: Either your local health department will provide this or know where it is available, or if there is a travel medicine physician in your area they will have this. Or you could join the military. ...Read more
I am planning a trip to india on feb. 12th and need immunizations. Where can I get the necessary ones? I need a health provider for typhoid, hepatitus a & b, yellow fever, diptheria and malaria medication
First consult your doctor and he can immunize you against Typhoid, Diptheria with Tdap, HepA eeds two shots 6 months apart and HepB needs three shots, 2nd after a month and 3rd after 6 monthsThere is no need for Yellow Fever for travel to India.
Malaria Prophylaxis with Lariam, doxycycline or Malarone
Do not drink water unless boiled&careful with what you eat ...Read more
The yellow fever vaccine becomes effective ~10 days after administration and is expected to remain so for ten years. If traveling in a yf area you may need a yf vaccine certificate so getting another yf vac may be needed if you have not kept up with yours. For specifics see:
www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/yf/default. Htm. ...Read more
Female: My university days are near 40 years past but I remember at that time the disease vectors of which you speak are from the adult female of the species who require blood for their life cycle. ...Read more
Not in the US but: It has already achieved that level in West Africa. The total # of death in Guinea, Sierra Leone & Liberia is 4, 912 with 10 additional deaths worldwide. Between 1 AUG to 9 NOV 1793 there were approximately 5, 000 official register of deaths in Philadelphia (many were due Yellow Fever). The available health care in W.Africa is sub-par which is why helping is streaming in from across the globe. > ...Read more
I agree also:
From Flavivurus family includes Dengue, Hep C, many types encephalitis. From "Flavus" meaning "yellow".
RNA viral relatives who live in ticks, mosquitoes & have killed millions through time. Someone describes YF as "tropical'. Yellow Fever roared through Philidelphia, New Orleans, & Mississippi. USA has had 25 major outbreaks. The vaccine helps but doesn't reach, still, the poorest who need it ...Read more
There is no specific: Treatment for Yellow Fever other than preexposure vaccination against the virus and avoiding mosquito bites in endemic areas (Africa). Treatment is really just for the complications associated with the illness such as analgesic and antipyretics. If liver failure and/or bleeding develops, that would require supportive management. ...Read more
Yellow fever: Acute viral hemorrhagic disease. Passed on through contact between people via mosquitoes. There is no cure to yellow fever but it can be prevented by getting a vaccination. ...Read more
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