Peru struggles with dengue fever

So far, there have been almost 32,500 cases of dengue reported nationwide. Of these, 103 have been the serious form of this infection, dengue haemorrhagic fever. There have been 40 deaths.


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.