Travel Medicine / Vaccination / Immunization Forum

Questions in the Travel Medicine forum are answered by Dr. Philip D Parks, affiliated with Harvard School of Public Health. Topics covered include disease prevention, finding a doctor abroad, food and water safety, illness and injury abroad, mosquito and tick protection, resources for travelers, traveling with children or pets, traveling with special needs, vaccinations and immunizations.
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I am travelling to Nigeria in Africa in one week, I completely forgot to get my vaccination shot. What can do. I should also mention tha...
Seven days ago I received the smallpox vaccination. The first 5 days I had no issues with it. Yesterday (day 6) morning I woke up in a pr...
Hi im Ian ive taken 2 rabipur shots april 15 and 16 ..since i was bitten by a rabid cat..and that was my second time from being bitten b...
I have planned a trip to Peru with 3 days in the Amazion, in late August. The CDC recommends: yellow fever vaccination. In addition, ...
my wife was biten by a cat one month before. rabipur treatment starts now. is there any risk for delay in treatment?
Hi - I travelled to Northern Botswana on safari (May 4 - May 9). I then went to a couple of cities in Botswana and South Africa. I ac...
I was bitten by a monkey and given anti rabies injection RABIPUR on 0, 3 ,7 and 16th day. After2 nd day I had feeling of tiredness, and...
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Dear doctor, I have a few questions to get help.1. I would like to ask whether the rabies vaccine will hurt the human brain and nervous s...
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Hello Doc's and thank you for taking my question regarding verorab booster shots. I had my last two booster shots about 13 months ago, n...
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I'm a 42 old and I'm 5weeks pregnant....is it okay to fly in the First 12 weeks?
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Hello, I am 6 weeks pregnant and unfortunately i am not immune to the Toxoplasma virus, since i was found negative to it, both now and...
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way back 2-3 years ago I have been scratched by a kitten in feet,that time I dont have totally idea in rabies in a cat,in dogs only..and ...
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So for the state I am in I have to get the meningitis shot but I found out that I have the mcv4 shot? I would like to know if they are th...
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What immunizations do you recommend that I have before I travel to Russia, and how far ahead of the trip should I get them? Thanks!
My daughter went to Uganda in May 2013 & Haiti in July 2013. In October, she started having difficulty breathing & chest pain. Primary Dr...
What is the implication of this test. HBsAg positive HBsAb Negative HBeAg negative HBeAb positive HBcAb positive
My daughter is planning to go to Tanzania in April. She has hypothyroidism and takes armourthyroid. Will the malaria protection tablets ...
DearSir, A stray dog has bitten my wife today. She is breast feeding our 7 month old daughter. We consulted doctor, first dose of Rab...
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I was bitten by a domestic cat in China-the wound on my hand was small, but some blood was drawn. After 7 days the cat appeared normal, ...
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After 6hr flight there is numbness of right tight that has lasted for 4 days. I need advice On this. thank you. No preexistings except ...
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