Dengue fever in 3 regions of Peru

Dengue fever cases and outbreaks are being reported in the following regions of Peru:

  • Ayacucho region: over 100 cases
  • La Libertad region: almost 700 cases, especially in the districts of El Porvenir and Laredo
  • Piura region: more than 14,000 cases; a state of emergency declared.

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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.