Dengue fever outbreak declared in La Convención Province, Peru

Health authorities in the province of La Convención have declared a red alert due to an outbreak of dengue fever involving approximately 990 cases. This province is just north of Cusco which is a major tourist attraction.

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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