By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

In a follow-up on the arbovirus situation in Peru, the Peruvian Ministry of Health’s Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Disease Control issued a public health alert for all of Peru reporting an increase of certain mosquito-borne diseases, including dengue, chikungunya and Zika.

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Dengue continues to be a public health problem in countries with tropical and subtropical climates.

In the Region of the Americas, a total of of 55,850 dengue cases, including 210 severe dengue cases and 13 deaths have been reported.

To date, Peru has reported the 2nd most cases in the region, following only Brazil.

Concerning dengue, 12,125 cases and seven deaths have been reported. This is a 34% increase in the number of cases nationwide compared to the same period in 2020.

With chikungunya, 177 cases have been reported to date, an increase of 57% compared to the same period in 2020.

Lastly, 33 cases of Zika have been reported in Peru year-to-date.