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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Risk of Japanese Encephalitis in India ?

Here is a latest email that I received that made read & research, and I would like to share the same with you...
Question: Do you think I need to get the JE vaccine here in the United States before coming to visit Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur? Can I get it in India?
Ans. Let me start with the easier answer first. JE vaccine is presently not available in the private sector in India. You can get it at certain government centers, but these can be difficult to access for the lay traveler.
Here are the recommendations for the Japanese Encephalitis disease in India.
As per CDC ...
"Recommended if you plan to visit rural farming areas and under special circumstances, such as a known outbreak of Japanese encephalitis"
As per MDtravelhealth
"For travelers who may spend a month or more in rural areas and for short-term travelers who may spend substantial time outdoors in rural areas, especially after dusk

As per our experience, JE is far more common in rural North Indian states (referring to the proximity of areas that you are traveling), especially Northwest Uttar Pradesh and parts of Haryana.
And here is the detailed information about the  (country-specific) as per CDC
"Human cases reported from all states except Dadra, Daman, Diu, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu, Kashmir, Lakshadweep, Meghalaya, Nagar Haveli, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Sikkim. Most human cases reported May–October, especially in northern India; the season may be extended or year-round in some areas, especially in southern India.Highest rates of human disease reported from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal"
Given all this information, JE not a high priority vaccine as per our experience, given the urban areas and the short term nature of your trip.
Warm regards

Dr Gaurav Gupta
MD, TravelSafe Clinic
Director, Charak Clinics
Member American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Member International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)
Member American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH)
Member Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP)
Member British & Global Travel Health Association (BGTHA)
Member International Association of Medical Assistance to travelers (IAMAT)
www.travelsafeclinic.com, www.charakclinics.com
Tel no. 911725092585, 911724663775, 919872303775

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Now Hassle Free Travel Vaccines in Delhi - National Capital region!

Now Delhi has become the second center in India to have a dedicated Travel Health Clinic. TravelSafe Clinic, is founded by Dr Gaurav Gupta, who is the foremost Travel Health Doctor in India. He has been giving travel vaccines including Yellow Fever Vaccine since 2005, and has administered thousands of doses successfully. Unfortunately, since the original clinic is in Mohali, Chandigarh, there were a lot of queries regarding vaccination from Delhi & surrounding areas. To cater to this demand, a TravelSafe Clinic has now been set up in NOIDA. Here are the details for the same.

TravelSafe Clinic – NOIDA (NCR, Delhi)
Dr ( Maj Gen) Rishi K Gupta,
Ex Prof & HOD Paed AFMC Pune
H. no. 436, Sector 28,
NOIDA. U.P. (National Capital Region, Delhi)

Office Hours:
Mon - Sat:
8:00 am to 9:30 am
12 to 2:00 pm
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunday (By appointment only)
Directions: Coming by road from Delhi take DND (Delhi-Noida-Delhi) flyover. Go straight, take left and avoid subway at the end of the flyover. Turn right along Metro overhead track, and continue for a couple of kms. After crossing Sector 18 metro station drive straight for 300 meters. On your right would be Great India Place Mall, while on the left is sector 28. Turn left just after the car repair market and then enter in front of Brahmputra Market . Houses are well marked with adequate parking.
If  you use Metro get down at sector 18 NOIDA stop and get down on your left total distance is 600 meters you may walk or use Auto & Cycle Rickshaw.

Please contact us during regular office hours on 91-120-2453202, 91-9810806594, 91-9872303775

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The most common question I am asked regarding Yellow Fever Vaccine? (Hint: Most of our clients are from Punjab ;)

Can I drink after taking the Yellow Fever Vaccine?
Ans. Yes, you can eat & drink & make merry after the vaccine without any ill-effects whatsoever!
While we are at it, you do not need to be fasting or avoid any particular foods before taking the vaccine too.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Another first from the best Travel Clinic in India - Member of British & Global Travel Health Association

This is to announce that Dr Gaurav Gupta, MD, Charak Clinics, Mohali, are the first & only Indian travel clinic to become member of the prestigious British & Global Travel Health Association.
You can see our listing here
Now there is one more reason for you to trust your favorite travel doctor in India.