Yellow Fever in Peru (Update 1)
18 Jul 2017
The Panamerican Health Organisation (PAHO) reports that in Peru, as of 17 June 2017, a total of 20 confirmed and probable cases of yellow fever were reported, including three deaths. Similarly to 2016, most cases occurred in the Junín department.
Advice to travellers
- A traveller's risk of yellow fever is determined by their general risk assessment e.g. country visited, length of stay, city or rural, activities etc.
- Mosquito bite avoidance rules should be adhered to - the mosquito that spreads yellow fever bites predominantly during the day.
- Yellow fever vaccine should be considered for travellers at risk.
For further information see Yellow Fever.