Increase in dengue fever in Piura, Peru

There have been almost 130 suspected and confirmed cases of dengue fever in Piura. The most affected municipalities include Piura, Tambogrande, and Morropón. 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.

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