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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: JoshuaCox
I've not donated any time recently (been a few years)....but the last time they asked about Haiti (and a few other places) specifically.
Im taking that to mean that its entirely likely that Haiti is a #hole. If it isn't, then perhaps you can point to the amenities that the typical westerner would be accustomed to while travelling. Maybe detail some of the shopping, or local flair, that a tourist could take in.
There isn't any. Because it is a #hole.
That isn't a judgement on the people. Its an assessment of the state of the island relative to what a westerner would expect.
Caribbean Bahamas – No deferral, except for travel to Great Exuma Island which would make donor ineligible to donate for one year after return.
Dominican Republic – Entire country at risk for malaria except for the cities of Santo Domingo and Santiago.
Grand Cayman – No deferral.
Haiti – Not eligible for one year after return.
Jamaica – No deferal.
Roatan, Honduras – Not eligible for 12 months after return.
Puerto Rico – No deferral.
originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
“ Good “ countries don’t have malaria??
That’s a bold assessment lol
Malaria transmission in the United States was eliminated in the early 1950s through the use of insecticides, drainage ditches and the incredible power of window screens.
But the mosquito-borne disease has staged a comeback in American hospitals as travelers return from parts of the world where malaria runs rampant. In the early 1970s there only a couple hundred malaria cases reported in the entire U.S. but that number has steadily increased in recent years.