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Brazil – Rio de Janiero

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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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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

Dialing Instructions

Country code: 55

Calling the US from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil is 001-US Phone #

Calling Rio De Janeiro, 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: +(55) (61) 3312-7000

After-hours Phone: +(55) (61) 3312-7400

Twitter: @EmbaixadaEUA

Website: http://brazil.usembassy.gov/

US Consulate

Name: US Consulate General Rio De Janeiro

Address: Avenida Presidente Wilson, 147, Castelo 20030-020, Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil

Phone: +(55) (21) 3823-2000

After-hours Phone: +(55) (21) 3823-2029

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmbaixadaEUA

Website: http://riodejaneiro.usconsulate.gov/

Airport

Name: Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport

Airport Code: GIG

Phone: +55 21 3004-6050

Hospital

Name: Hospital Samaritano

Website: http://www.hsamaritano.com.br/english/

Phone: +55 11 3821 5300

Joint Commission International certified: NO