Dengue fever is affecting many areas of Peru

In the district of El Porvenir, there are approximately 2 new cases of dengue fever every day. Affected towns include Trujillo and Río Seco.

In La Libertad there have been at least 105 suspected cases. In Piura, there have been 6 deaths and at least 1,700 cases.

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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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