Dengue fever cases continue to increase in Cuzco area, Peru

Overnight, the number of reported dengue fever cases increased from 37 to 47. New cases were reported from Palma Real, Echarate and Quillabamba. Many cases of dengue fever are not reported. Counting and reporting cases may be difficult due to lack of local access to health care. Many persons with mild illness do not seek health care. 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.

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