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Old November 4th, 2004, 04:46 PM
Liz
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On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 21:40:38 -0000, "Bobby" wrote:

I'm going to Kenya next year (February) for two weeks (my 25th anniversary).


I live in the UK.


I'm not sure what injections I need to get before I go. Can anyone advise
me? Cheers.


Hi Bobby:
Did you think about consulting your GP/Travel nurse?
In our practice the travel nurse gets you to fill out a form saying where
you're going and the type of travel involved, then sends the details online
up to the tropical medicine place in Glasgow who send down a list of what's
needed.

She then cross-checks this with your medical record, gives you a schedule of
when you have to get each injection and gives you a record of injections so
that you know when they should be renewed. Even at that I check each year
since sometimes the requirements are different (sometimes meningitis is
recommended, sometimes not)

Liz


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Old November 4th, 2004, 05:11 PM
Hans-Georg Michna
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On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 21:40:38 -0000, "Bobby"
wrote:

I'm going to Kenya next year (February) for two weeks (my 25th anniversary).

I live in the UK.

I'm not sure what injections I need to get before I go. Can anyone advise
me? Cheers.


Bobby,

for two weeks on a managed safari you need no injections. I
would recommend to read the official recommendations of the
national health organization.

What you always need is malaria protection. I would blindly
recommend to take Malarone, but you shouldn't rely on a
newsgroup message alone, so again seek professional advice.

While we're at it, you may find the checklists on what to take
useful, in http://www.michna.com/kenya.htm. They also contain
some more information on some other points.

Hans-Georg

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Old November 4th, 2004, 05:11 PM
Hans-Georg Michna
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On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 21:40:38 -0000, "Bobby"
wrote:

I'm going to Kenya next year (February) for two weeks (my 25th anniversary).

I live in the UK.

I'm not sure what injections I need to get before I go. Can anyone advise
me? Cheers.


Bobby,

for two weeks on a managed safari you need no injections. I
would recommend to read the official recommendations of the
national health organization.

What you always need is malaria protection. I would blindly
recommend to take Malarone, but you shouldn't rely on a
newsgroup message alone, so again seek professional advice.

While we're at it, you may find the checklists on what to take
useful, in http://www.michna.com/kenya.htm. They also contain
some more information on some other points.

Hans-Georg

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