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Dengue in Peru

05 Jun 2023

According to the country’s Ministry of Health, Peru continues to experience a major outbreak of dengue, with 64 105 cases (including 62 deaths) across the country between 1 January 2023 and 30 April 2023. Piura, Loreto, Ucayali, Ica, Lima and San Martin are the departments most affected.

Dengue fever is an infection found in tropical and subtropical climates worldwide. It is spread by mosquito bites and can cause a severe flu-like illness.

Advice for Travellers

The mosquitoes which transmit dengue bite during the day, between dawn and dusk.  They are particularly persistent and aggressive.

If you are travelling to an affected region, you are potentially at risk of dengue fever and should be aware of this infection.

If you develop a high temperature (fever) either during or after travelling to an affected area, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible and give details of your recent travel history.

For further information see the dengue fever page.