By Sylvie Simon
Guide Travel Health Tipshas once again been updated. For the Doctors of the International Vaccinations and Travel Advice Center, travel is a great opportunity to update recommended or required vaccinations in France. We can, from the start, note that the amalgam is made between recommended and required, which means for the uninformed that ALL of these vaccines are mandatory.
And to further frighten those who think that travel involves big health risks, they add: «Given the increasing circulation of these microorganisms throughout the world, it is no longer exclusively the tropics and sub-tropics that are concerned, but all the different regions. "What are these"different regions »? Anything that is not the hexagon? As in its previous version, we find the notion of evolution "from pathogens to more resistant forms to treatment and new emerging agents that must be taken into account. The situation thus worsened, but we are not at the end of our troubles because this document "will only be valid for a given time and of course, it will also have to be updated in the future. "Without doubt with the new vaccines on which"we work ». According to Pr D. Christmann of the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Service and of the Hospital Hygiene and Preventive Medicine Service: «It can be associated with the same vaccination session, no problem, three or four of the following vaccines: Yellow fever, Diphtheria-Tetanus-Polio-Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Meningitis, Rage. »
This is not very clear since he seems to consider that the Diphtheria-Tetanus-Polio-Pertussis vaccine is only a vaccine when it contains 4 valences all by itself. When an adult traveler needs several vaccines and the time before departure is short (minimum one month), Professor Christmann offers him the following vaccination scheme:
Day 1: Yellow fever, Hepatitis B (11st injection), and if the vaccination is not up to date: dTP or dTCaP (11st injection or reminder), Rage (1preventive era) ;
7th day: Rage (2preventive th), Hepatitis A,
14th day: Meningitis, Typhoid fever;
28th day: Hepatitis B (2th), dTP or dTCaP. (2th injection or booster), Rage (3preventive th).
So, since the first day, 4 injections but 6 or 7 valences depending on whether you are also vaccinated against pertussis, the aim of this adult vaccination being to prevent transmission to newborns and infants not yet immunized by vaccination. But this eminent professor forgets to point out that no clinical study has shown that vaccination of adults reduces the number of cases of pertussis in unimmunized children.. Have we ever seen so many pathogens attacking at the same time an individual who no longer knows which way to turn?
Another abuse of language by Professor Christmann: «any child who travels must be up to date for vaccinations according to the recommendations related to his age: BCG, DTCaPHib, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Pneumococcus, Meningitis C,… " Here again, word "imperatively "Will translate to"obligation »For some uninformed parents. And our learned professor insists: «Different valences can be injected on the same day at separate injection sites ».
However, an interval of 4 weeks should be observed between two live attenuated vaccines, such as Yellow Fever; Measles-Rubella-Mumps; BCG SSI; Varicella, «or the vaccines will be injected on the same day at two separate sites ». As if the vaccine remains stagnant in the same site and does not enter the body!
Well-justified criticisms ofCitizen Initiative : «The fact of recommending such a scheme indicates that these doctors have therefore already carried out no less than 11 vaccinations in only 28 days on the same traveler! Is there still any meaning after this, to wish them “have a nice trip” ? Or should we rather tell them “Good disease” ? « Car, you have to know THAT:
«– The close injection of several antigens promotes the development of autoimmune diseases (what to say if we add more additives such as aluminum, which also promotes autoimmune diseases and is found in many of these vaccines?)
«– The close injection of several vaccines is associated with an increased risk of cancers linked to various chemical pollutants (as demonstrated in the Italian army in particular).
"Judge what these doctors dare to co-sign (and if they dare, it is ONLY because they have unfortunately never had to assume the legal consequences of their “good advice” !)
"So where is the SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE that such a heavy vaccine protocol is safe or, at least, that it turns out to be less risky than the diseases incurred by the traveler? Travel agencies and tour operators themselves recognize the side effects of vaccines as a valid reason for invoking cancellation insurance… that is to say! »
Alas, this is not the first time we have heard such nonsense. The 6 June 2006, The medical competition published an article by Dr Eric Caumes. This doctor from the hospital group La Pitié-Salpêtrière, in Paris, gave his good advice in this newspaper in order to avoid the worst to the average French person in good health who wanted to make a tourist stay in Egypt. The article is not recent, but it shows how much our life is "threatened »As soon as we leave our cocoon and how closely our medicine watches over the citizens. He advocated first a checkup, which could have seemed disturbing, but he still reported that a "possible chemoprophylaxis against malaria was not necessary », no more than the yellow fever vaccine. Phew! We were reassured.
However, the nightmare returned as soon as we read. First of all, an update of current vaccines, diphtheria, tetanus, polio and flu seemed necessary to him. So, we learned, not without fear, that tourists can get diphtheria and polio - probably from drinking Nile water, which would not occur to anyone - and have tetanus lurking in them, probably because of the droppings of the camels. As for the flu, epidemics are likely to occur at nightfall, when the freshness sets in and so do the viruses. He advocated other vaccinations, especially those against hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid and meningococcal infections. Rabies vaccination did not seem essential to him, but the travelers "must be informed of the risks of rabies in the event of an animal bite ». It is true that rabid dogs can be found on the Nile, but it's rather rare.
He also recommended planning two types of medication: «those in progress for a given disease », which suggests that most travelers are sick, and medicines intended for the treatment of classic illnesses while traveling. It was therefore necessary to bring "anti-diarrheal, antibiotics for treatment of ENT infections, bronchopulmonary, intestinal and skin, analgesics, antipyretics and anti-inflammatories ». Our distinguished physician advised adding to this list "drugs intended to cover the occurrence of diseases specific to each person according to their predispositions », which have no relation to the given illness of each traveler. And God knows how predisposed we are to many diseases! We could also see how Egypt is a dangerous country where disease lurks at every turn of the road.
“This perfectly ridiculous article was nevertheless laid by a qualified doctor and published by a reputable newspaper "serious ». And we dare to quote "charlatans "Non-graduates in most of the so-called"medical ».”
By Sylvie Simon