Growing number of dengue fever cases in Peru

So far this year, there have been at least 35,000 suspected and confirmed cases of dengue fever with 46 deaths nationwide. The most affected departments include Piura, Tumbes, La Libertad, and Lambayeque.

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Advice For Travellers

All 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.