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Do you have a medical question pertaining to living in Indonesia? If so, contact us. Medical staff at International SOS have generously agreed to answer your questions!

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I have been told by some people not to eat lettuce and leafy vegetables raw because of the possibility of amoebic parasites. Others say it is okay. I wonder if a light chlorine soak would rid the vegetables of this problem? If so, what would be the quantity per water. Also, someone mentioned Milton sterilization tablets and I wondered if that would kill these parasites? (1/2017)  The answer

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Our son was bitten by a monkey in Java, at G-land Surf Camp. The monkey has bitten several people in the last two months. Someone killed its baby and it has been attacking staff and surfers. Are there known cases of rabies in Java? (8/2016) The answer

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I have had the first tranch of post bite rabies jabs, and have been told I need a follow up in one week and then three weeks later. I shall be in Lombok a week after the first injection and hope that there is a medical fascility there that can provide the injection? We plan to be in Lombok and Flores for 12 days so would only be able to get the second one in Bali 2 weeks after the first. Would really appreciate your advise. (8/2016) The answer

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My daughter in law was in a serious motorcycle accident and had several tendons in her foot repaired by surgery. The hospital is suggesting a week long stay will be necessary to ward off infection. This seems longer than the US but is that standard protocol for Indonesia? Are oral antibiotics effective enough for her to travel home? (8/2016) The answer

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I will in Bali next month and want to have a back up plan if my pacemaker has problems, its nearly at its end of life. Can you tell me if there is anywhere that can check a Medtronic pacemaker in Bali? (7/2016) The answer

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I see a lot of queries about malaria and pills, however will really appreciate it if you help me on these questions: 1) Can I just not take Malaria pills at all if I go to Bali 8 days, Gilis 8 days and Lombok 8 days (3 days of trekking to the volcano). What do people who live there do? Some pills cannot be taken for more than 28 days and my trip is more or less that many. 2) Do I need a japanese encephalitis vaccine at all for these areas - lots of contradictory opinions on that, and 3) Can I go without hepatitis A vaccine? I live in Spain and just realized that although it is a month before the trip I cannot get a doctor's advice ASAP and need to wait until the end of the month. Vaccines are hard to find and some of them are not supplied in the country. I have my trip booked but no specialized doctor can meet me. Would really appreciate your opinion on if I can just travel to Indonesia without any vaccines? Thank you in advance for your help. (7/2016) The answer

 

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