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I have autoimmune hepatitis...

I have autoimmune hepatitis and or PBC and am taking ursodiol and Mycophenolate and am planning a cruise to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. I understand that I can't take live virus inoculations such as for Yellow Fever. Is this correct?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?

Dr.s Assistant...your answer is irrelevant.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No. Just that I need to know if I can take live virus inoculations

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No you cannot since you are on mycophentolate. This suppresses your immune system. Hence live virus vaccination is contra indicated.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you Doctor. Naturally I am very disappointed. Is there any other way for me to insure my immunity to Yellow Fever? I will be on a river boat most of the time with a first rate travel company.
Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 1 year ago

Unfortunately not --there is no other alternative.
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