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Yellow Fever in Peru (Update 2)

18 Dec 2017

On 13 December 2017 the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organisation published an update on yellow fever reported from 1 January to 31 October 2017 in Peru.There were 17 cases (including 3 deaths). The department with the largest number of cases (6) is Junín.

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.