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#103003 - 05/15/05 03:56 PM malaria
taagbu Offline
Just some info...I went to donate blood today and they would not let me because I had traveled to Belize within the last 12 months. I was told that only Belize City was not a malaria risk and that because I had gone to other parts I wasn't able to donate my blood. I was told I had to wait 12 months since travel....oh well, I guess I'll never donate, because I will be in AC again this JULY!

#103004 - 05/15/05 04:25 PM Re: malaria
klcman Offline
Yup- that's true. Simply being in the country is enough to get you blackballed. It makes sense, however, as how are they to know where you went or didn't? Even though you are an honest upstanding person, there are enough nut cases out there that precaution is mandatory.

They are not picking on BZ, it's true of every country on "the list"

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#103005 - 05/15/05 04:35 PM Re: malaria
travelqueen Offline
Yep, same thing happened to me about a month ago... guess I'll NEVER be able to donate. wink

#103006 - 05/15/05 04:58 PM Re: malaria
lasergod Offline
Its the same for Mexico.

#103007 - 05/15/05 05:01 PM Re: malaria
lasergod Offline
Its the same for Mexico.
Thats not a reason to stay away.
We are coming to paradise for the
1st time 11/19-25/05.

#103008 - 05/16/05 05:23 PM Re: malaria
Barstools & Dreamers Offline
Do we need to get any kind of shots before we head down to AC?

#103009 - 05/16/05 06:03 PM Re: malaria
Barbara K Offline
No, nothing required, nothing recommended

#103010 - 05/17/05 02:48 AM Re: malaria
ktny333 Offline
Nothing is required, but CDC recommends a couple of vaccines. check out below site.


It's always a good idea to get immunization for Hep A and Tetanus even you aren't travelling anyway.

#103011 - 05/17/05 09:36 PM Re: malaria
lillew Offline
We got the shots and have done the malaria pills actually take 2 tomorrow...I was all panicky about the shots and the malaria but honestly I would only make sure my shots are up to date next time. Your going to get there and the last thing your going to worry about is the diseases. ITs just to beautiful to look at to worry about something that probably won't happen. But Like Ktny333 said check the cdc and use your own judgement.


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