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malaria #103003
05/15/05 02:56 PM
05/15/05 02:56 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 31
Houston, Texas
taagbu Offline OP
taagbu  Offline OP
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!

Re: malaria #103004
05/15/05 03:25 PM
05/15/05 03:25 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 11,061
Rockport, Maine
klcman Offline
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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"

(edited for typos b4 I get yelled at laugh )

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Re: malaria #103005
05/15/05 03:35 PM
05/15/05 03:35 PM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 4,294
travelqueen Offline
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Yep, same thing happened to me about a month ago... guess I'll NEVER be able to donate. wink

Re: malaria #103006
05/15/05 03:58 PM
05/15/05 03:58 PM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 79
USA Northern Illinois
lasergod Offline
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Its the same for Mexico.
Re: malaria #103007
05/15/05 04:01 PM
05/15/05 04:01 PM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 79
USA Northern Illinois
lasergod Offline
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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.
Re: malaria #103008
05/16/05 04:23 PM
05/16/05 04:23 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 33
Brownsville TN.
Barstools & Dreamers Offline
Barstools & Dreamers  Offline
Do we need to get any kind of shots before we head down to AC?

Re: malaria #103009
05/16/05 05:03 PM
05/16/05 05:03 PM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 3,281
Barbara K Offline
Barbara K  Offline
No, nothing required, nothing recommended

Re: malaria #103010
05/17/05 01:48 AM
05/17/05 01:48 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 34
ktny333 Offline
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.

Re: malaria #103011
05/17/05 08:36 PM
05/17/05 08:36 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 20
lillew Offline
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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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