Deaths due to dengue fever increase in Piura, Peru

The number of people who have died due to dengue fever this year has increased to 14 people. Over 5,000 cases of this infection have been reported.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities in Piura.

All 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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