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Harsh winter kills over 100 throughout southern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 22, 2016 Leave a comment

Harsh winter kills over 100 throughout southern Peru

At least 105 have died and thousands of children have suffered respiratory illnesses in the harshest winter to hit southern Peru in years. On May 20 the government declared a  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 »

Rabid bats kill 12 in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Rabid bats kill 12 in Peru’s Amazon

Peru’s health ministry has declared a health emergency in two isolated provinces of the Amazon jungle after reporting that rabid bats have killed 12 people since October. Most of 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 »

Freezing temperatures kill 15 children in southern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 13, 2015 Leave a comment

Freezing temperatures kill 15 children in southern Peru

Peru’s government is rushing to provide relief in the southern state of Puno, where a harsh winter has killed 21 people. After an avalanche buried six miners in San Antonio de  Full Article »

Government touts reduction in infant malnutrition
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Government touts reduction in infant malnutrition

Peru’s health minister announced over $4.1 billion would be allocated to the country’s continuing efforts in reducing malnutrition. Peru reduced chronic malnutrition in infants from 19.5% in 2011 to 14.6%  Full Article »