Dengue fever outbreak in Piura is considered "out of control"

With at least 13,500 suspected and confirmed cases of dengue fever, along with 25 deaths, several reports consider this outbreak to be “out of control” in Piura. Affected areas include Tambogrande, Chulucanas, Sullana, La Matanza, Morropón, Máncora, Talara and Las Lomas.

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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.