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The 49th Annual Meeting. July 1-5, 2005, at the Westin Cancun, Mexico 
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Immunizations for Mexico, 4 to 6 weeks in advance
Posted by: daviding (IP Logged)
Date: April 12, 2005 03:18PM

The conference site (the Westin Cancun) is world class resort on a beachside peninsula, and the average ISSS meeting attendee is unlikely to require the precautions that are required for travelling to rural areas in Mexico.

The cautious traveller, however, should be aware that immunizations for Hepatitus A are recommended. For a conference starting in July, attendees should be considering getting the first of a two-shot series sometime in May.
iJet Worldcue Traveller (who advises IBM) advises the following immunizations for Mexico:


Hepatitis A Two-dose series recommended for all travelers to Mexico. The prevalence of hepatitis A is high.
If you might be exposed to wild animals or infected domestic animals. Pre-exposure: three-dose series. Post-exposure treatment still required for animal bite or contact. Children are at higher risk than adults.
Typhoid One-dose vaccine or oral four-capsule sequence if you will travel to areas of questionable sanitation. You may also contract typhoid in a hotel setting, but the risk is relatively small.

In addition to vaccines, prescription medications can be important.

Disease Comments
Traveler's diarrhea (TD)Travelers can carry an antibiotic to be used in case traveler's diarrhea develops, or in some cases, as prophylaxis against traveler's diarrhea. A quinolone antibiotic is generally prescribed. Check with your healthcare provider.
MalariaTravelers to some rural areas including some resorts should take prescription medication (cholorquine) to prevent malaria. See iJET advice "Malaria Information for Mexico."

You can protect yourself from other diseases, including dengue fever, by avoiding insect bites, especially mosquito bites. Always be careful to make prudent food and beverage choices.

For more information, U.S. citizens may want to refer to information from the Center for Disease Control at [www.cdc.gov] .

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/18/2005 08:56AM by daviding.

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