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What Are The Health Risks For Expats In Brazil?

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What Are The Health Risks For Expats In Brazil?

Post Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:09 am

Brazil has good medical care, especially in the larger cities, where most expats live. Healthcare may be slightly expensive and it is advisable to take out comprehensive health insurance cover upon arrival in the country. Pharmacies are located throughout Brazil and every pharmacy has a licensed pharmacist. Although Brazil is mostly safe for expats and travellers when it comes to medical risks, there are some health concerns that expats should be aware of.

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