Peru declares state of emergency in 13 regions due to increase in dengue fever cases

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The South American country of Peru has declared a health emergency in 13 regions due to an increase in dengue fever cases.

According to Peruvian media reports, the government declared a health emergency for 90 days in 13 regions in the north, center and southeast of the country.

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The National Center for Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control reported that 11,585 dengue cases have been seen in the country since the beginning of the year, and 16 people have died from the disease.

The Ministry of Health announced that 6,741 cases were detected in the same period in 2022, but this year’s figure reached an alarming level.

The ministry noted that if deaths and cases increase further, there is a risk that dengue fever could spread to Lima, a city of 10 million people.



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