Innoculations for Egypt??


Feb 23rd, 2005, 03:54 AM
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Innoculations for Egypt??

Alot of wonderful info from people who have traveled to Egypt -was wondering how many had innoculations before they went???Hepatitis?? Phil
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Feb 23rd, 2005, 11:37 AM
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helenphi -

read "Going to Egypt what vaccinnations needed" another thread on this board. While "williamburns" is most cavalier in saying nothing is required, I haven't seen his medical credentials, nor do I claim to have any.

There are recommendations from the CDC, not only for Egypt... but for overall wellbeing. Taking that into consideration, this subject is something that has to be discussed with your own physician, based on your own health circumstances. Only with knowledge can you decide what is best for you.
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Feb 24th, 2005, 04:10 PM
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Dear Helenphi, check your local area for a travel specialist to determine what you need. For the record, it's always a good idea when visiting developing countries to be sure all of your boosters are up to scratch, particularly tentanis (spelling) additionally, I have heard that if you plan to be near any oasis, where there is a chance of standing water, you may consider taking a precaution against malaria. Also just by way of an FYI.. many parts of the US are having epidemic outbreaks of hepatitis! I would check with your local travel specialist. It's my understanding that the biggest risk is of bilzaria (again, spelling??YIKES). which is a parasite you can get very easily from sticking exposed skin into slow moving water.. but I don't think there is a vaccine for that, just have to avoid exposure.
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Feb 24th, 2005, 07:46 PM
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The international travel clinic said the CDC recommended the Hep A & B (a series of shots), polio, typhoid and an updated tetanus for me. I had my doctor give me a script for a generic antibiotic (Sumycin) for 15 days which I started taking 2 days before my trip and took every day during my trip as a preventative (Some people told me to get Cipro but after doing some research on it, I really didn't feel comfortable with a friend took it on a trip to South Africa and said the side effects were worse than the side effects of the Yellow Fever shot.) I had absolutely no problems the entire time I was on the trip. I ate a lot of local foods...the only thing I didn't have was ice/water, lettuce or any other high water content veggies or fruits that I didn't peel. Drank bottle water as well as several cups of hot tea daily.
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