Authorities close market in Trujillo, Peru, due to threat of plague

Authorities found plague infected fleas while inspecting a large municipal market in Trujillo, Peru. Closure of the market has been recommended due to the threat of possible transmission of plague to humans by the infected fleas. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to plague by taking all necessary measures to avoid flea bites in areas where plague commonly occurs.

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