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VISITORS TO BOGOTA SHOULD TAKE A COUPLE OF DAYS TO ACCLIMATE
THEMSELVES TO THE ALTITUDE, WHICH MAY INDUCE DROWSINESS.
AVOID EXCESSIVE INTAKE OF ALCOHOL.

HEALTH FACILITIES IN THE MAIN CITIES ARE GOOD.

MEDICAL INSURANCE IS ESSENTIAL.

ALL WATER SHOULD BE REGARDED AS BEING POTENTIALLY
CONTAMINATED. WATER USED FOR DRINKING, BRUSHING TEETH OR
MAKING ICE SHOULD HAVE BEEN BOILED OR OTHERWISE STERILIZED.
MILK IS UNPASTEURISED AND SHOULD BE BOILED. POWDERED OR
TINNED MILK IS AVAILABLE AND IS ADVISED, BUT MAKE SURE IT
IS RECONSTITUTED WITH PURE WATER. AVOID DAIRY PRODUCTS WHICH
ARE LIKELY TO HAVE BEEN MADE FROM LOCAL MILK.

ONLY EAT WELL-COOKED MEAT AND FISH, PREFERABLY SERVED HOT.
PORK, SALAD, AND MAYONNAISE MAY CARRY INCREASED RISK.
VEGETABLES SHOULD BE COOKED AND FRUIT PEELED.
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