Dengue fever epidemic in Piura, Peru, continues

Another death due to dengue fever has been reported in Piura. The total number of suspected and confirmed deaths has reached 19 people among the slightly more than 15,000 reported cases of this infection.

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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.