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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.