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Yellow Fever in Peru

02 Apr 2013

A hospital official has reported a fatal case of yellow fever in Sandia province, Puno region in the Amazon basin of Peru. The case was a 27-year-old man who had been working in mines in the area and sustained mosquito bites during that time.

Advice for Travellers

Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for those travelling to the Amazon basin of Peru. Travellers should also take steps to avoid mosquito bites.