New dengue fever outbreak in Piura, Peru

Peruvian health authorities are reporting a new outbreak of dengue fever involving 193 suspected cases and 64 laboratory confirmed cases in the northern region of Piura.

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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.

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