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Health & safety

While you're there

Medical services

Hospital de Doenças Tropicais (Hospital of Tropical Illnesses; 3238 1146; Av Pedro Teixeira 25) Specializes in tropical diseases.

Unimed (3633 4431; Av Japurá 241; emergency 24hr) One of the best private hospitals in the city.

Yellow fever vaccines airport (24hr); long distance bus station (8am-noon & 2-5pm Mon-Fri); Hospital de Doenças (9am-6pm) Yellow fever vaccines are free, but are not effective until 10 days after administration. A yellow fever vaccine certificate is usually required when entering Brazil by land or water.