|Medical Facilities and Health Information||
Western-standard medical care in Georgia is limited, but Georgian healthcare continues to improve. There is a shortage of medical supplies and capabilities outside of Tbilisi and Batumi. Elderly travelers and those with pre-existing health problems may be at risk due to inadequate medical facilities. We strongly recommend that travelers who intend to visit Georgia for at least two weeks get the Hepatitis A vaccine and the pre-exposure rabies vaccine series. Travelers are also encouraged to bring medicine to treat diarrhea, which regularly afflicts newcomers. Georgian doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment before rendering medical services.
Travelers should take care that food is cooked thoroughly to reduce the risk of food-borne illness.
Tuberculosis is an increasingly serious health concern in Georgia.
There are eight known poisonous snake species in Georgia. The season when you are most likely to encounter snakes is between March and October. Anti-venom is available for some species in a small number of facilities. Treat all snakes as poisonous.
|Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved||97.3%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved||1.3%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved||100%|
|HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate||0.1%|
|Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population||2.9|
|People Living with HIV/AIDS||3,500|
|Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population||4.24|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved||6.7%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved||95.5%|
|Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved||90.7%|
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