Peruvian health officials reported Monday (computer translated) on the fourth imported case of Zika virus infection. The individual is a Peruvian citizen who visited the Amazonian localities of Colombia and Brazil, near the border, in the Loreto region and later moved to Lima.


Health officials say this is an isolated case and there is no fear of spread.

The Ministry of Health said that is strengthening surveillance activities and especially to detect cases from countries where the Zika virus has become an epidemic.

“These prevention and control actions are being carried out at airports, bus terminals and border areas”, according to a statement.

In addition, information and health promotion campaigns have been developed with municipal and local authorities which include the removal of potential breeding grounds for the mosquito, among other actions.