Medical Alert 27 September – 4 October 2017 - week 39


Increase in dengue activity Nationally, more than 71,500 cases have been reported in Peru since the start of the year with around one third confirmed as dengue. Over 80 fatalities have also been reported. While dengue is consistently present in Peru, the recent intense rains and flooding have exacerbated mosquito breeding and dengue transmission. Piura department accounts for almost two-thirds of the cases.

Other departments which have registered over 1000 dengue cases this year include La Libertad, Ica, Tumbes, Lambayeque, Ancash and Ayacucho. The region is also reporting an increase in cases.