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Oct 2nd, 2014, 01:25 PM
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Hi Friends,
What do u all get in regards to your Travel shots foe S.E Asia?
I have gotten the Flu shot,Hep.A,Tetanus,Typhoid,.What am I missing?

My travel Dr, made me nervous.My 6th trip and, now I'm doing all this. I hate putting all this in my system.
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Oct 2nd, 2014, 01:51 PM
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You seem pretty well covered.
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Oct 2nd, 2014, 01:58 PM
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Those are the ones you should have. Everyone should have the flu shot, Hep A and Tetanus just to stay at home. The only travel vaccine you got was typhoid. It's important to have as it is a disease of food and water contamination and there are antibiotic-reistsnt strains now in SE Asia.
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Oct 2nd, 2014, 05:27 PM
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Since you put Thailand in your heading, you might look at advice on malaria. Once a very risky destination, Thailand is now rated low-risk by the Centers for Disease Contol, the US authority. It says precautions are only needed if going to very rural areas. Prophylaxis is the style of prevention,like taking the birth control pill. It is not an inoculation but a series of doses, usually oral, that must be started in advance of reaching the destination. Which means a spur-of-the-moment jaunt will put you at risk.
Other countries maintain similar advice agencies for travellers. You can search for them on the Internet.
You may squirm at putting small amounts of these deterrents in your body, but you will be avoiding big doses of the diseases which could ruin your vacation, or your life.
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Oct 2nd, 2014, 05:51 PM
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Southam is right that only very small parts of Thailand are considered malarial risk. You can take a look at www.cdc.gov/travel or look at the best malaria maps on the web at http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/desti...laria-map.aspx
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Oct 2nd, 2014, 05:56 PM
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Hep A vaccination isn't a bad idea, wherever you, if you dine out regularly.

Malaria is contained to a very limited area of Thailand, mostly in remote border areas.
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Oct 2nd, 2014, 08:27 PM
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Siem Reap?
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Oct 2nd, 2014, 11:09 PM
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Apart from the basics, which you should always keep in-date with wherever you are, the rest comes down to...

- Your personal medical history. Consult your doc!

- Lifestyle.

- Where are you going, and for how long.

- Do you intend going off the beaten track.

- Common sense precautions. Cover up at dawn and dusk, don't get too friendly with street dogs, don't peel a banana in front of a macaque monkey, etc.

Nothing special required for most visitors to Siem Reap.
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Oct 3rd, 2014, 07:20 AM
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Siem Reap itself is no longer considered a malarial risk area. If you plan to visit more remote temples, you should consider anti-malarials. The cdc site I linked to has lots of good information abut malaria and anti-malarials.

Dengue is endemic in all of SE Asia. The only prevention is to prevent mosquito bites. So no matter where you are do what you can to prevent mosquito bites.
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