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Dengue Fever in Peru

11 Jun 2013

An outbreak of dengue fever has been reported in Piura region a coastal area in northwestern Peru. As of 5 June 2013, 2123 suspected cases have been recorded with 875 confirmed.

Cases are reported to be declining, however, the most affected districts include: Parinas 808 cases, Mancora 517, Sullana 236, Bellavista 67, Piura 144 and Castilla 100 cases.

Advice for Travellers

Travellers should be aware of the risk of dengue fever. Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.