Sporadic cases of jungle (sylvatic) yellow fever occur in Peru

So far this year, there have been 13 cases of jungle yellow fever reported from the following areas: Cusco, Huanuco, Junin, Loreto, Puno, Madre de Dios and San Martin. One of the cases has died.

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Advice For Travellers

All these sporadic cases are the jungle (sylvatic) type of this disease, meaning that they were not infected in urban areas and that their exposure occurred in remote forested areas where this virus is generally transmitted between monkeys. Travellers who are planning to visit tropical forested areas in Peru can reduce the 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.

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