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Hello! This is my first time posting on here(love reading and learning from all of you) so I hope this is in the right spot. My question is this: My father just returned from a third world country and My 11 month old is not vaccinated. Could he carry something back that she could get?? Should there be a certain time frame where he has to wait to see her? I just worry that he could carry something home and since she does not receive vaccinations, that she could get something. It just worries me to death. Please to anyone who has any knowledge on this....please share. Thank you.
 

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i agree with alegna (as usual)...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
i wouldn't worry about it at all.
 

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mononmom, Your father could be incubating a number of illnesses; not just vaccine-preventable diseases. I would advise waiting a minimum of 30 days before contact. It would be a good idea for him to get a TB test and hepatitis/HIV screening in the meantime.<br><br>
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Yes, he could be incubating stuff, but so could we! As we non-vaxers know, vaccination is a crap-shoot at best and just being "vaccinated" does not guarantee not getting the illness. If he was in the known presence of horrible diseases (a medical mission trip comes to mind), then I might wait to let him come over. If he was just a tourist and kept to the beaten path, then he might actually bring some beneficial bugs your way (measles, chicken pox, etc- you know, those great childhood illnesses that you would love to get out of the way...). Really, it all boils down to your comfort level.<br><br>
Here's a nice book: <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Raising a Vaccine Free Child</span> by Wendy Lydall <a href="http://www.vaccinefreechild.com" target="_blank">www.vaccinefreechild.com</a>
 

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thanks for responding. So I guess to those of you who said not to worry about it my question is this: If he was carrying something couldn't she get it and could she get something potentially fatal? I don't know, just wondering. I just worry about every decision I make concerning her. I am still amidst my vac research. She received her 2month and 4 month vaccines and both times my gut feeling and instinct just took over and I was a mess for a week after each. so I began researching and decided no more vaccing. If I think about it too much I worry myself sick about the ones she did receive....how could I have been so stupid to just go with the flow. ughhh This may be a whole new thread but do any of you plan on vaccing for tetanus? I read that people around horses have a higher chance of contracting tetanus. My MIL is a huge horse person and has a bunch and even bought DD 2 miniatures so I am concerned about that too. I have a million questions. I think i will get that book the pp suggested. Thanks ladies....
 

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I think you might find that the Vax forum would most benefit you...i took my child to a 3rd world country and he is fine...relax..you are making the best choice for your child by not vaxing.
 

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I could be wrong but I think the things you would be most concerned about aren't typical infant vaccines anyway..
 

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Yep, what I was thing thinking.
 
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