Health Alert – Dengue Fever in Peru (February 14, 2020)

Location: Regions of Loreto, Madre de Dios, Ucayali, San Martín, and the jungle areas of Cusco and Junín regions.

Event: Dengue is an ongoing risk in Peru. On February 7, 2020 Government of Peru declared a 90-day long Health Emergency for certain areas of Loreto, Madre de Dios, and San Martín regions due to the current exceptionally high rates of Dengue Fever there. Recent reports from the Peruvian Ministry of Health indicate that Dengue cases have not been reported in the vicinity of Machu Picchu or the Sacred Valley.

Actions to Take:

  • Prevent mosquito bites. There is currently no vaccine that is widely available/recommended or medicine to prevent dengue.
  • Visit CDC’s website on Dengue Fever.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru: Telephone: +51-1-618-2000
Avenida La Encalada Cdra. 17 s/n
Surco, Lima 33, Peru
Telephone (answered 24 hours): +51-1-618-2000
LimaACS@state.gov
https://pe.usembassy.gov
Lima ACS Facebook page

U.S. Consular Agency, Cusco
Avenida El Sol 449 Office #201
Cusco, Peru
Telephone: +51-84-231-474
Fax: +51-84-245-102
Email: CuscoACS@state.gov

Email for American Citizen Services inquiries: LimaACS@state.gov

American Citizen Services Unit, U.S. Embassy Lima: https://pe.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/

United States Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444

Peru Country Specific Information can be found here.

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