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.