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  1. Travel Immunizations CGG3O Ms. Hogendoorn

  2. Travel Immunizations From parasites (yuck!) to malaria to the recent H1N1 virus (otherwise known as swine flu), international travelers are exposed to many serious diseases around the globe -- but it's better to be prepared than scared. Beyond popping the requisite dose of multivitamins and packing a tube of hand sanitizer before boarding a plane, travelers must receive the immunizations that are required or recommended for entering certain countries.

  3. It's important to note -- take care of immunizations as soon as possible! Many vaccinations require several days or weeks to take effect; you will want to anticipate any "holding period" well before you are to travel. The CDC recommends that travelers visit their doctor four to six weeks before an international trip.

  4. Epidemics and illness abroad are constantly changing. The best online resource for overseas health is the Centers for Disease Control's Travel Information Web site. We will provide you with an overview of immunizations, but be sure to check the CDC Web site for the latest up-to-date information on international health

  5. A short list of common vaccinations and booster requirements follows:Tetanus/Diphtheria: Booster every 10 years.Measles/Mumps/Rubella: If born after 1957, one dose of each; if given after 1967, the vaccination is good for life. Polio: If immunized, get a booster before traveling abroad. Yellow Fever: Immunization valid for 10 years. If you cannot receive a required vaccination for health reasons, you should carry an official note from your doctor verifying the condition.

  6. Recommended Vaccinations Hepatitis B vaccinations are recommended for travel to certain countries in Europe (such as Spain, Portugal and Eastern Europe), Asia, Africa and South America. The CDC also recommends this vaccination for travel to northern destinations such as Alaska, Greenland and Russia.Rabies vaccinations are recommended for travelers who will be exploring caves or spending a lot of time outdoors or in rural areas.

  7. Recommended Vaccinations Hepatitis A vaccinations are recommended for people visiting developing countries in regions such as Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, the South Pacific, and South and Central America.Typhoid is a particular risk for travelers to South Asia, as well as those visiting other nations in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

  8. Many immunizations are unsafe for children and pregnant women, although most are safe for breast-feeding mothers. People with possible contraindications for vaccinations, as well as persons with HIV and AIDS, may face certain side effects from some immunizations contraindication is a condition or factor that serves as a reason to withhold a certain medical treatment..

  9. Activity Go to http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/ Click on diseases Research 4 diseases you are not familiar with and explain how one could get this disease while travelling and what are the side effects of this disease On the left hand side of the page, click on destinations Scroll your mouse over 3 different destinations and record any travel advisories ( travel notices) they may have. You will find by clicking on the country you wish to investigate and then clicking the blue “I” that pops up. Then click Travel notices in effect on the right side of the screen under “On this Page”