New food poisoning update

Old Mar 8th, 2001, 01:33 PM
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New food poisoning update

Okay- I had the infamous post on "Food Poisoning In Italy"... I called my doctor and asked if there was a preventative vaccine for such a untimely encounter. She told me to have a Hepatitis A vaccine prior to traveling. It is specifically for the icky bacteria one might pick up when eating improperly handled food or bacteria in water in foreign lands. The second dose of Hep A should be taken six months later and is a permanet barrier to bacteria carried in food.

So... My left arm hurts and I have a band-aid
Old Mar 8th, 2001, 01:46 PM
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Hepatitis is a virus.
Old Mar 8th, 2001, 01:52 PM
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Hepatitis A is a viral infection that can be spread via food handled by someone infected. If the food is bacterially contaminated (rotten), that bacteria can still cause food poisoning or at least gastrointestinal troubles. Perhaps your doctor didn't explain clearly.

Nevertheless, Hepatitis (A and B) vaccinations can't hurt anyone, as these are becoming more common and virulent, in the US at least.
Old Mar 8th, 2001, 01:57 PM
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Thanks.. she didn't give me the entire explaination. Thanks for doing that here. Jessycat
Old Mar 9th, 2001, 09:23 AM
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Trivia you may find interesting:

The incubation period for Hepatitis A is 15 to 50 days, with an average of 25-30 days. So if you contract it while on vacation, you will likely not feel sick til after your return home. The immunization is still the best bet.

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