Dengue increasing rapidly in Tumbes, Peru

More than 3,000 cases of dengue fever have been reported in the Tumbes region. An average of 15 people are seeking care in the regional hospital every day. There are 137 people hospitalized for the more serious form of dengue, dengue haemorrhagic fever.

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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.