Dengue fever is widespread in some regions of Peru

Dengue fever has been reported in various regions of Peru. So far, there have been about 2,900 suspected cases and 3 deaths. The most affected regions include Tumbes, Loreto, Piura, Ucayali, Junin, San Martin, Lambayeque, and Madre de Dios.

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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