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Brazil – Aracaju

Zika Virus Alert

CDC has issued a travel alert (Level 2-Practice Enhanced Precautions) for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing: Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Suriname, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

In response, CDC has issued travel notices for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

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Aracaju, Brazil

Time difference

Time difference between Seattle and Aracaju, Brazil is 5+ hours ahead.

Dialing instructions

Country code: 55
Calling the US from Aracaju, Brazil is 001-US Phone #
Calling Aracaju, Brazil from the US is 011+55+#

Local emergency numbers

Local 911 equivalent is 190
Police: 190
Fire: 193
Medical: 192

US Embassy

Name: US Embassy Brasilia
Address: SES 801 – Avenida das Nacoes, Lote 3
Phone: 011-88-61-3312-7000
After-hours Phone: 011-88-61-3312-7400
Twitter: @EmbaixadaEUA
Website: http://brazil.usembassy.gov/
Email: BrasiliaACS@state.gov
Fax: 011-88-61-3312-7651

Airport

Name: Santa Maria Airport/Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes International Airport in Salvador
Airport Code: SSA
Additional Information: Praca Gago Coutinho, s/n РSão Cristóvão, Salvador РBA, 41520-970, Brazil; TEL:+55-71.3204-1010