|Medical Facilities and Health Information||
Medical facilities are extremely limited in the CAR, and the quality of care is unreliable. Sanitation levels are low. Many medicines are not available; you should carry properly labeled prescription drugs and other medications with you that will suffice for your entire visit.
Routine immunizations and protection from vaccine-preventable diseases such as yellow fever, rabies, polio, meningitis, typhoid, and hepatitis A and B are recommended. Malaria (predominantly P. falciparum) exists throughout the year and chemoprophylaxis is strongly recommended. Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the CDC website. For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad, consult the World Health Organization (WHO) website. The WHO website also contains additional health information for travelers, including detailed country-specific health information.
Tuberculosis is an increasingly serious health concern in the CAR. For further information, please consult the CDC's information on TB.
Insect-borne illnesses are of concern as is Schistosomiasis, an illness related to contact with fresh water. Insect precautions and avoiding freshwater are recommended.
|Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved||54.4%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved||31.8%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved||89.6%|
|HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate||4.7%|
|Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population||1|
|People Living with HIV/AIDS||130,000|
|Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population||.05|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved||78.5%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved||43.6%|
|Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved||7.2%|
|Major Infectious Diseases - degree of risk||very high|
|Animal Contact Disease (s)||rabies|
|Food or Waterborne Disease (s)||bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever|
|Respiratory disease (s)||meningococcal meningitis|
|Vectorborne Disease (s)||malaria and dengue fever|
|Water contact disease (s)||schistosomiasis|
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