Dengue emergency in some provinces in Peru

Health authorities have declared a “red alert” and sanitary emergency in three provinces, Tumbes, Piura y La Libertad, due to increases in dengue fever cases. Nationwide, there have been almost 23,000 reported cases and 26 deaths, with these three provinces accounting for most of the infections.

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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.

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