16 year old dies from yellow fever in Llochegua in Huanta Province, Peru

A 16 year old adolescent in Llochegua in Huanta Province, has died from yellow fever. Health authorities have issued a health alert for the region. Persons who travel to the Valle de Los Ríos Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro (Vraem) are being urged to ensure they have been vaccinated against yellow fever.

Travellers to areas where there is a risk of exposure to yellow fever can reduce that risk by obtaining a yellow fever vaccination before travelling. In addition, travellers should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Travellers are reminded that many other countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival for all travelers equal to or greater than 9-12 months of age. A list of countries requiring proof of yellow fever vaccination before entering the country may be found at: http://www.who.int/ith/chapters/ith2012en_countrylist.pdf.

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