Colombia and Peru struggle with dengue fever

So far this year, Colombia has reported a large number of cases of dengue fever, almost 36,000 with 6 deaths.

In Peru, nationwide there have been almost 20,000 reported cases with 20 deaths. The Piura region has reported 9 of the total deaths.

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Advice For Travellers

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.