Health Information for International Travel (1994)

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DIANE Publishing, 1995 - 188 pages
Designed for health departments, physicians, travel agencies, international airlines, & shipping companies, this resource is must reading as well for anyone planning to travel abroad. Comprehensive current information on vaccination, prophylaxis, & foreign countries' entry requirements; geographical distribution of potential health hazards; & how to avoid health problems while visiting foreign countries. Tables, maps, & a glossary of terms.

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Page 7 - Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Togo...
Page 124 - OPV is recommended (See CONTRAINDICATIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS ) ADVERSE REACTIONS: Paralytic disease following the ingestion of live poliovirus vaccines has been, on rare occasion, reported in individuals receiving the vaccine (see, for example. CONTRAINDICATIONS), and in persons who were in close contact...
Page 145 - Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Comoros Congo Cote d'lvoire Democratic Republic of Congo Djibouti Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mauritius Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Rwanda Sao Tome...
Page 126 - HDCV experience an immune complex-like reaction characterized by urticaria, pruritis, and malaise. Once initiated, rabies postexposure prophylaxis should not be interrupted or discontinued because of local or mild systemic reactions to rabies vaccine. Pregnancy Pregnancy is not a contraindication to postexposure prophylaxis. Age In infants and children, the dose of HDCV or RVA for preexposure or postexposure prophylaxis is the same as that recommended for adults. The dose of RIG for postexposure...
Page 148 - Other hazards may occur from spiny sea urchins and coelenterates (coral and jellyfish) and snakes. Animal rabies, particularly in the mongoose, is reported from several islands. Tropical South America (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela) covers the narrow coastal strip on the Pacific Ocean, the high Andean range with numerous peaks 5000-7000 m high, and the tropical rain forests of the Amazon basin, bordered to the north and south by...
Page 110 - Fansimef*^ should not be confused with mefloquine, and it is not recommended for prophylaxis of malaria because of the severe adverse reactions associated with prophylactic use of Fansidar®. Alternatives to Mefloquine Persons who travel to areas where drug-resistant P. falciparum is endemic and for whom mefloquine is not recommended may elect to use an alternative regimen, as follows...
Page 116 - Such persons should be vaccinated in the usual manner. There is no evidence to indicate that persons with allergies to chickens or feathers are at increased risk of reaction to the vaccine. Since...
Page 148 - America (Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, St.
Page 119 - However, because of a theoretical risk to the developing fetus, mumps vaccine should not be given to pregnant women, and vaccinated women should not become pregnant within 3 months of vaccination. Febrile Illness Although vaccination of persons with serious illnesses should be postponed until recovery, minor illnesses such as upper respiratory infections with or without low grade fever do not preclude vaccination. Allergies Live mumps vaccine is produced in chick-embryo cell culture. Persons with...
Page 106 - Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the Public Health Service or the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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