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Old 02-12-2017, 09:27 PM
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Originally Posted by Coney View Post
During the second trip a year later to another country, the poor kid got Dengue fever. There's nothing that could have been done beforehand for that. Contracted it in a "resort" area.
Yes, the mosquitoes that carry Dengue don't care a bit whether or not an area is a resort. And we don't yet have a vaccine for Dengue. All a traveler to a region where Dengue occurs can do is follow the standard anti-mosquito precautions (wear long sleeves/pants, use mosquito repellant, use netting) and keep their fingers crossed.
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Old 02-13-2017, 03:12 PM
Location: On the road
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One thing to remember is that vaccinations can be far cheaper in developing countries, so if you're in one while traveling and have some time you might want to look into taking care of while there even if you've got some time left before booster is required.

Example = We just updated ours last month in Bangkok. Typhoid was about $17, meningitis was $29. It's right downtown near Silom, no appt required take a number and wait your turn.
In Peru we got yellow fever vax, it was $30 at the airport clinic. Bonus = there is a Dunkin Donuts right there to hang out at while waiting the requisite vax reaction time period.

I guess it depends on your home country and health insurance plans, but for us that is massive savings over what we'd have to pay in the United States. Our health insurance doesn't cover any of those, and travel clinics bend you over with a consultation fee (even if you know exactly what you want) then each of those vax is well over $100 per dose.
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