|Medical Facilities and Health Information||
There are six large hospitals in the Colombo area, including three facilities with emergency trauma service: Asiri Surgical Hospital, Lanka Hospital, and the government-run National Hospital. Medical facilities outside Colombo are limited. The U.S. Embassy maintains a list of private physicians that may be obtained upon request. The availability of medical supplies is uneven; as a result, travelers should carry any special medications with them. Serious medical conditions do require evacuation to the United States or to a nearby country with more advanced medical facilities, such as Thailand or Singapore. Neither Thailand nor Singapore requires U.S. citizens to have entry visas.
Several mosquito-borne diseases, including dengue fever, chikungunya, and Japanese encephalitis are present in Sri Lanka. Adequate mosquito protection is strongly advised.
|Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved||92.9%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved||6.2%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved||99.1%|
|HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate||0.07%|
|Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population||3.1|
|People Living with HIV/AIDS||2,800|
|Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population||.49|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved||7.7%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved||82.9%|
|Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved||93.9%|
|Major Infectious Diseases - degree of risk||high|
|Animal Contact Disease (s)||rabies|
|Food or Waterborne Disease (s)||bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A|
|Vectorborne Disease (s)||dengue fever|
|Water contact disease (s)||leptospirosis|
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