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Main health risks for Guatemala

Main health risks for Guatemala

Diseases transmitted by insects or animals

Due to the climate and existing hygiene conditions, the risks of outbreaks (cholera, dengue fever, hepatitis) are high.

All the coastal and rural areas below 1 500 meters are infected with malaria. Strains are not resistant to chloroquine (level-1 resistance).

There are episodically outbreaks of dengue fever. From January to September 2010, Guatemala registered nearly 11,800 dengue fever cases countrywide. Symptoms are: fever, headache, rash, muscle and joint pain, nausea and in severe cases, hemorrhagic manifestations.

Main health risks for Guatemala

Diseases transmitted by food, water or through the environment

Diarrheic diseases are frequent. Gastro-enteritis cases are on the rise each year during the rain season.

Outbreaks of cholera may occur.

Main health risks for Guatemala

Diseases transmitted by contact with infected people

There are no specific risks.

Emergency numbers

Police

Firemen

Medical emergency

In Guatemala, you can call the police by dialing 110, the firemen by dialing 122 or 123 and medical emergency services by dialing 911.

Ambulances: 911 Firemen: 122 or 123 Police: 110
Health infrastructures
Main health risks for Guatemala

Hospitals in Guatemala City

"Las Americas" private hospital, 10 calle 2-31, zona 14: phone + 502 23 68 19 51 à 55, fax + 502 23 66 10 29

"Herrera Llerandi" hospital, 6A avenida 8-71, zona 10: phone + 502 23 84 59 59, fax + 502 23 31 51 92

Hospital universitario "Esperanza", 6A avenida 7-49, zona 10: phone + 502 23 62 86 26, fax + 502 23 62 86 87

"Nuestra Senora del Pilar" hospital, 3A calle 10-71, zona 15: phone +502 24 20 00 00, fax + 502 23 69 32 49

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