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Very important This has to do with protecting individuals from getting the disease. It does not mean that the 10-year validity of the certificate has changed. Until WHO announces a change in the International Health Regulations, I would assume that individual countries may still enforce the 10-year validity. (I guess... more »
The US CDC has launched a series of online continuing education courses. These are aimed at healthcare providers, not the general public. I have not looked at all of them, but did look at a couple that might be of interest to TT users.
These are designed for US healthcare providers who are required to do continuing education in order to maintain a license. Anyone can go through the course, however. The way the website is set up, it may take you to a registration page, which you need if you are going for credit. Some of the links are bad. I figured out how to get to the course directly. If you are interested, but don't want CE credits, use my links below, not the ones on the CDC page.
There are minimum system requirements, including some plug-ins.
[_Malaria 101 for the Health Care Provider_|http://www.cdc.gov/parasit... more »
Here is the press release:
NEW CDC Travelers' Health Website
We’ve been hard at work redesigning the Travelers’ Health website. These changes will enhance your experience and make the site easier to use and more helpful as you plan for your trip abroad. Have a look around—we hope you like what you see!
Health care providers: new clinician destination pages include information on transmission, non-vaccine-preventable diseases, and patient counseling. These pages are your ‘one-stop shop’ when you see patients planning international travel.
It has been 4 days since my yellow fever vac - and since about 6 hours after the stab to now, I feel like I have been ran over by a wild herd of elephants. Low grade fever (for the first day only), intense body aches, weakness, tired, some nausea, and just a general flu-like feeling. Luckily, my 6 yr old son is still symptom free. Our travel nurse told us we might only feel ill for 24-28 hours after the shot, yet I feel not a stitch better. Anyone else feel this ill after the vac, how long did it last, was the recovery fast, and please tell me that I will be feeling better soon! We leave in 1.5 weeks for a 6 week travel through Africa and I can't imagine I will get back to feeling "normal" enough to go at the point in time.
I am leaving for South America in a few days, starting in Columbia-Ecuardor-Peru-Brazil. I know there are no immunizations needed for the first 3 countries but is necessary to enter Brazil. I have read that this vaccine is easily attainable while in Peru and I was just wondering if anyone has experience with this. Would there be any issues with getting this prior to visiting Brazil?
In case we go to the Amazon in Ecuador, is this vaccine available for visitors in Columbia?
Thank you in advance!
Two fridays ago I got a disease from sharing a drink with someone. The day after I had a sore throat and started feeling ill. I was ill for several days, it seemed to be long for the flu. Then it was over, but now, over a week later, I have fever, even though for a few days I felt better.
Could I have tuberculosis?
I imagine there is a thread that has this question answered somewhere on here, but when I searched, I couldn't find one, so please share a link if there is and apologies for asking again if that is the case but...
I a citizen of the USA and will be traveling in Europe during weeks 15-20 of my pregnancy. I just booked a flight yesterday. I am looking for options for travel insurance that will cover emergency evacuation or medical expenses due to complications of pregnancy. I don't plan to be anywhere far from what should be decent medical care, so maybe the emergency evacuation is not as bit of a concern, and I'm healthy and haven't had any complications in the pregnancy but I know it's still a good idea to have the insurance. I'll be traveling in Croatia, Germany, and Czech Republic, along with 4 days in Budapest, Hungary.
I realize most places consider pregnancy a pre-existing... more »
I had the course six years ago, but no booster since. Google isn't helping me find out whether I just need a booster or a whole new course before my next trip to a risky area. Can anyone point me to the answer, please?
PS. It's horrifying to see how slow this place is since the Dec shut down. Very sad.
I'm planning to go in Bangkok in few months, and i'm thingking to take advantage of my travel vacation with an dental appointment.
I need a crown, and in Canada it cost me close to $1,400.
So, if somebody have names of excellent dental clinic and if you know the price or discount in Bangkok, i will appreciate the information.
I hope this is very unusual as I got back from Madagascar last October
I'll be leaving in 35 days for 3 months of offroad cycle touring in Siberia. The route will be 99% wilderness and TBE can be an issue. Does anyone have any experience getting the Vaccination against TBE in Australia? Where did you have it done, what was the cost and the time frame (multiple jabs, just one?, over what time?). I'm in Sydney and from what I can see it isn't regularly available here. Getting some advice on where to start looking would be helpful, especially if leads to finding someone who has it more regularly.
Thanks for any help
I know a lot of people these days underestimate the health risks of travelling. Its so easy to avoid quite a number of conditions. If you are thinking of skipping the recommended vaccinations, read this article first.
I will be visiting in August these places:
-> Siem reap
-> Kuala lumpur
Do you think I need vaccinations? Googling it I'm getting mixed responses.
I am travelling through SEA from May through July, coming from the States.
Sticking to the typical route, Cambodia (Siem Reap, PP, and Koh Rong), Vietnam (Phu Quoc, HCMC, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi), Laos (Vientiane and Luang Prabang), Burma (Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle lake), and Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Koh Tao).
I currently do not have health insurance but I did purchase travel insurance from World Nomads.
I was prescribed doxy for Malaria and I have to pay out of pocket because of my lack of insurance.
According to my pharmacy and the CDC website, there is a worldwide shortage of doxy and only one manufacturer at the moment and after checking with multiple pharmacies, the doxy prescription for my trip would have cost me about $30 USD a couple months ago but now costs $400 USD.
I am leaning towards not taking it, was on the fence anyways, and will be usi... more »
am working in an IT company.According to my work,I have 3 shifts including night shifts.Nowadays i can feel heat in my head, due to this heat am getting the worst head pain at the left of my head.
From my childhood i have this pain.
1.If i take shower with shampoo,i will get this pain.
2.If i bath in river,i will get this pain.
3.If i go out without applying hair in my hair,i will get this pain
4.I am getting this pain once in 3months and it will be lasting for 3-4 days
Actually in my earlier age i consulted eye specialist and ENT specialist.Both told me to consult an neuro specialist.
I consulted neuro specialist,He asked me to take an CT scan
and he told it would be fine.but still i have this pain.
May i know whom should i contact?
Neuro doctor or ENT or eye specialist
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