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Last updated : Nov 2009
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Yellow Fever No No
Cholera No No
Typhoid and Polio No N/A
Malaria No N/A
 
Food & drink

Mains water is normally chlorinated, and whilst relatively safe may cause mild abdominal upsets and as bottled water is available it is advised for the first few weeks of the stay. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are generally safe for consumption. Local meat, seafood, poultry, fruit and vegetables are also generally considered safe to eat.

Other risks

Hepatitis A occurs. Tick-borne encephalitis occurs in forested areas and vaccination is advisable.

Rabies, although on the decrease, is present. and for those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice immediately

Health care

There is a reciprocal health agreement with the UK and on presentation of a UK passport, treatment is free at hospitals, ‘poly-clinics’ and doctor’s surgeries.

For emergencies, call 104.

Charges are made for dental and ophthalmic treatment and for prescribed medicines. Chemists are generally open from 0800-1800 hrs. Chemists with a 24-hour emergency services are open in every district.
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CDC official site of the US Centers for Disease Control
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WHO the official site of the World Health Organization