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Old November 1st, 2004, 09:40 PM
Bobby
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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


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Old November 2nd, 2004, 09:28 AM
Marc Lurie
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Yellow Fever is a must. Cholera is debateable but probably won't do
you any harm.

Hepatitis is recommended, depending on what you're going to get up
to...

Marc
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


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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, 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 2nd, 2004, 01:15 PM
Rita Daggett
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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

Suugest you see your Doctor, or a travel clinic for best advice.
Most important thing is malaria prophylaxsis.
They'll probably suggest you make sure your polio and tetanus are up to
date.
Cholera prob. not worth having.
Typhoid maybe.
Cant remember what rules are for Kenya for yellow fever - some African
countries still insist on you haing a certificate to show you've been
vaccinated against that.

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Old November 2nd, 2004, 03:26 PM
Steve Bougerolle
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On Tue, 02 Nov 2004 13:15:51 +0000, Rita Daggett wrote:
Cant remember what rules are for Kenya for yellow fever - some African
countries still insist on you haing a certificate to show you've been
vaccinated against that.


Yellow fever is the big must-have for Kenya and most other countries in
Africa. If I remember rightly, the rule is not that you need it to go
there but that you'll need it to get into most other countries when you
come back. Anyway, it is the one immunization that is always required
there.

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Old November 2nd, 2004, 05:41 PM
Not the Karl Orff
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In article , "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


Yellow fever, not that i was ever asked for the certs in S. Africa and
Hong Kong on my way back. or in Tanzania.

Typhoid (available orally)

Malaria (oral)

Hepatitis A & B are always good



Cholera is useless.
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Old November 3rd, 2004, 07:53 AM
Marc Lurie
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Yellow Fever is a legal requirement in many African countries, but
you're not often asked for proof of vaccination.

The cholera vaccination is apparently not particularly effective, but
it is a legal requirement is several countries. I asked my travel
clinic to put "Cholera exempt" on the Yello Fever vaccination
certificate, and sign and stamp it. When I've had to show officials,
they see the word "cholera" and see the stamp, and are satisfied.

Marc


On Tue, 02 Nov 2004 17:41:56 GMT, Not the Karl Orff
wrote:

In article , "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


Yellow fever, not that i was ever asked for the certs in S. Africa and
Hong Kong on my way back. or in Tanzania.

Typhoid (available orally)

Malaria (oral)

Hepatitis A & B are always good



Cholera is useless.


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Old November 3rd, 2004, 07:53 AM
Marc Lurie
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Yellow Fever is a legal requirement in many African countries, but
you're not often asked for proof of vaccination.

The cholera vaccination is apparently not particularly effective, but
it is a legal requirement is several countries. I asked my travel
clinic to put "Cholera exempt" on the Yello Fever vaccination
certificate, and sign and stamp it. When I've had to show officials,
they see the word "cholera" and see the stamp, and are satisfied.

Marc


On Tue, 02 Nov 2004 17:41:56 GMT, Not the Karl Orff
wrote:

In article , "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


Yellow fever, not that i was ever asked for the certs in S. Africa and
Hong Kong on my way back. or in Tanzania.

Typhoid (available orally)

Malaria (oral)

Hepatitis A & B are always good



Cholera is useless.


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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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