Jungle yellow fever cases reported in Peru

So far this year, there have been 11 cases of (jungle) yellow fever with 1 death reported from the tropical areas of Peru. All the cases were located in the Amazon Basin portions of the affected departments (Huánuco, Loreto, San Martin and Ucayali).

Travellers to areas where there is a risk of exposure to yellow fever can reduce that risk by obtaining a yellow fever vaccination before travelling or before visiting an outbreak area. In addition, travellers should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Yellow Fever.

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