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Old 06 July 2010, 04:59   #1
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Stepped on a rusty nail.......

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And had to get me tetanus.

This also included polio and dyptheria....

So here is me question, if spending a lot of time at sea, and in coastal water ways....

What other lovely inoculations(?) should I look into getting....

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Scrapie ,weils, leigeonars,,,, on a serious note though perhaps typhoid and t/b,
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There are some of the common sea water borne infections listed here:

http://www.sas.org.uk/campaigns/sewa...g-your-health/

I would suggest you would have to be in a high risk group to want to consider any available inoculations, and also spending a lot of time in/under the water.

With the exception of Hep A, I'm not sure which of the other possible infections can be inoculated against.

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You will need to take a mobile hospital with you if you want proper protection.

It's almost a free-for-all what they chuck out to sea and rely on the tides to wash it out to sea. You just have to hope they don't get the tides wrong.

I know from expercience and that was diving in Poole Bay.
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Cheers,

Chroist!!

I've got two hopes then as I spend most of my time in the Solent.

May get myself a deep sea diving suit.
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Stuck a rusty brad in my hand last year and went to A+E for a tetanus. The doc had a look at it and then told me that because of my age (30's) I'd have had all my innoculations as a child and wouldn't need a booster. Apparently the 10 year booster for tetanus has been abandoned.

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