Sporadic cases of yellow fever in Peru

Sporadic cases of jungle yellow fever, i.e., yellow fever acquired in forests outside of urban areas (sylvan
transmission cycle) have been reported in Loreto, Pasco, Piura, Puno, and San Martin, for a total of 9 cases this year. Travellers to tropical jungles in South America, e.g., the Amazon Basin, where there is a risk of exposure to yellow fever can reduce that risk by obtaining a yellow fever vaccination before travelling. In addition, travellers should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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