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Dengue Fever in Peru

15 Mar 2012

The regional health authority of Cajamarca in eastern Peru has reported an increasing number of dengue fever cases since February 2012. To date, 1196 cases and 2 resulting deaths have been recorded, which compares to an increase of 587 cases for the same time period in 2011. The worst affected area is the province of Jaen.

Advice for Travellers

Travellers should be aware of the risk of dengue fever and be advised to use personal protection methods to avoid mosquito bites.