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Health Alert: Lima (Peru), Dengue Related 90-day Health Emergency in Certain Areas

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.                     



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



Lima ACS Facebook page


U.S. Consular Agency, Cusco

Avenida El Sol 449, Office #201  
Cusco, Peru
Phone: +51-84-231-474
Fax: +51-84-245-102


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 

Telephone: 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 


Peru Country Specific Information can be found here.  


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