Re: Welcome back, Andreas

Michael Hasemann (
Tue, 12 Jul 1994 09:39:35 +0300 (EET DST)

> I would also like to welcome you back, Andreas. And, I would like to
> expand upon Perry's inqury about malaria prophylaxis. Currently, the
> recommendation for areas where there is malaria is chloroquine. In
> those areas where there is chloroquine resistance, Mefloquine is the
> drug of choice for prophylaxis. The areas of resistance include
> almost all of the malaria areas except Central America west of the
> Panama Canal Zone, Mexico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the
> Middle East. I don't know the exact price, but immunizations and pro-
> phylactic medication isnt cheap, especially in the US. It can cost
> several hundred dollars for an American to travel to certain parts of
> the world and be reasonably well protected. Even so, this prophylaxis
> is less than 100% effectiv e. Beats the alternative though. Before
> travelling to the Third World, it is a good idea to consult an expert
> in Travel Medicine. They have the latest reports on where the
> outbreaks are, what types of resistant organisms are about and the
> latest recommendations for immunization/chemoprophylaxis.
> -alex
Lucky Germans they have got their social security and health system
covering even the minor (or not so minor) bad effects of otherwise
profitable trips to the remotest places of this world.

Anyway happy to hear that it goes upwards with you (Andreas) again.

Just my 0.01 FIM,


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