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05-01-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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Imuran VS yellow fever vaccine

Hi.
I have crohn and now i was supposed to go working to Angola - Luanda. My doctor said, No you can't go to Angola, because you can't take the yellow fever vaccine and you can die in Angola...
I have never had any problem with this disease, but know i'm really ungry about this this because i have told to the company that i was going and now happens this.

Can any one tell me if this is for real?
I ask other doctor and they told me that its no problem at all, but my doctor said this.
I can't understand this, can you please tell me something, if there is any other ppl that has the same problem.

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05-01-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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Yellow fever is a live vaccine.
You shouldn't take a live vaccine if you are taking an immune suppressor.
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05-01-2013, 10:06 PM   #3
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I am afraid that Samboi is correct. According to the Centers for Disease Control website, yellow fever vaccine uses a weakened live vaccine. People who are on immunosuppressants like Imuran cannot take live vaccines because they run the risk of getting very sick from the vaccines. I can't get the Shingles vaccine for the very same reason.
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