Sudden increase in dengue fever in La Convención Province, Peru

More than 550 suspected and confirmed cases of dengue fever have been reported in the last few days in the valley of the Pichari and Kimbiri Rivers. At least 1 of the infected people has the severe form of this infection, dengue haemorrhagic fever.

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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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