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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 »

Peru declares Zika emergency in 11 states
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 13, 2016 1 comment

Peru declares Zika emergency in 11 states

Peru’s government has declared a health emergency in 11 states in the north and eastern jungle regions due to an expanding outbreak of the Zika virus. The government’s declaration of  Full Article »

First sexually transmitted case of Zika virus in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 18, 2016 Leave a comment

First sexually transmitted case of Zika virus in Peru

Peru’s health ministry has confirmed the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in the country. Health minister Anibal Velasquez said in a press conference that a woman in Lima  Full Article »

Peru holds Zika off as El Niño showers begin
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 9, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru holds Zika off as El Niño showers begin

Peru has yet to confirm the Zika virus in native mosquito populations as heavy rains begin to produce ideal breeding grounds. One week after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the  Full Article »

Peru reports first confirmed case of Zika virus
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru reports first confirmed case of Zika virus

Peru’s health ministry has confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in a Venezuelan who entered the country by bus from Colombia. The 27-year-old from Venezuelan was staying in  Full Article »

Northern Peru braces for mosquito-borne Zika virus
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 25, 2016 1 comment

Northern Peru braces for mosquito-borne Zika virus

The health director of Peru’s northern state of Tumbes has requested the national government declare a state of emergency to combat a possible outbreak of the Zika virus. Authorities are  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 »