2 regions of Peru have dengue fever outbreaks

Two regions of Peru are reporting dengue fever outbreaks. In the Lambayeque region, there have been 60 cases reported from Chongoyape, Motupe, Salas, Pitipo. In the Piura region, there have been 814 confirmed and suspected cases with 3 deaths. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.

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