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Falstaff

Mosquitoes
« on: June 10, 2007 »
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  • I have just read that a defective vaccine against yellow fever has been given to 304 people in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Five of the people have needed medical treatment for nausea and other effects, all of them are said to be well, but one person who suffers from hepatitis remains in the Hospital Universitario de Canarias.

    It begs the question, why were these people given the vaccine?  Were they about to travel to Africa or is yellow fever (which is caused by infected mosquitoes) prevalent in Tenerife? If so should visitors from the UK be vaccinated before they arrive?

    gigi

    Re: Mosquitoes
    « Reply #1 on: June 10, 2007 »
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  • They were going on holiday to the African continent ie Gambia etc They went to thier GPs as one does in the Uk to get jabs for their holidays. There were 304 people vaccinated from a batch that  has now been withdrawn.

    The Department of Health is awaiting confirmation from laboratory analysis but the initial investigation suggests that there may have been individual qualities in the 5 people affected that made their reactions worse than normal -  there is nothing wrong with the other 299 people.

    One does NOT need to be vaccinated to come to Tenerife

    source the El Dia Newspaper
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    chris

    Re: Mosquitoes
    « Reply #2 on: June 12, 2007 »
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  • I WAS IN AFRICA LAST DECEMBER AND WAS GIVEN  THE TABLETS TO TAKE TO PREVENT MALARIA I WAS GIVEN A TABLET CALLED MALARONE THE DEAREST THERE WAS BECAUSE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE NO SIDE EFECTS. THEY HAD THAT MANY I HAD TO STOP TAKING THEM. SO USED THE SPRAYS AT NIGHT NEVER GOT BIT AND WASTED 60 POUNDS.

    sebastian

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    « Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007 »
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  • but chris you never got malaria now did you???? So they may have worked a little bit