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Authorities fight to contain dengue in northern Peru
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on May 9, 2017 Leave a comment

Authorities fight to contain dengue in northern Peru

Following the coastal El Niño climate event which brought historic flooding, Peru’s northern state of Piura has reported 16 deaths due to dengue. Piura was one of the worst affected  Full Article »

How hard will El Niño hit Peru’s economy?
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 5, 2015 Leave a comment

How hard will El Niño hit Peru’s economy?

Analysts in government and the private sector try to assess the economic damage an extreme weather phenomenon will have on Peru’s GDP in 2016. Peru’s top banks and financial institutions  Full Article »

Dengue declines in northern Peru ahead of El Niño rains
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 7, 2015 Leave a comment

Dengue declines in northern Peru ahead of El Niño rains

Dengue fever has been significantly reduced in northern Peru ahead of El Niño weather conditions that will create an ideal environment for mosquitoes. Cases of dengue fever fell 93% in the  Full Article »

Mosquito-borne disease epidemic spreads in northern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 24, 2015 Leave a comment

Mosquito-borne disease epidemic spreads in northern Peru

Peru has declared a health emergency in the northern state of Tumbes after increasing cases of dengue fever and chikungunya. The health ministry’s declaration of a 90-day health emergency in  Full Article »

Piura struggles against dengue fever epidemic
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Piura struggles against dengue fever epidemic

Health authorities in Piura are encountering local resistance to fumigation efforts during a widening epidemic of dengue fever. The national government declared a 90-day state of emergency in Piura state last April to combat  Full Article »

Agriculture minister contracts dengue virus in Piura
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 6, 2015 Leave a comment

Agriculture minister contracts dengue virus in Piura

Agriculture minister Juan Manuel Benites contracted the dengue virus while working in the northern state of Piura. Benites was working on measures to blunt the impact of the El Niño  Full Article »

Spike in dengue fever prompts state of emergency in Piura
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 20, 2015 1 comment

Spike in dengue fever prompts state of emergency in Piura

A state of emergency has been declared in the Piura department after a spike in confirmed cases of dengue. Piura has seen over 1,100 confirmed cases of dengue and two deaths  Full Article »