Cultural and Travel News Peru

Peru is not a Zika risk country

Friday February 12, 2016

The World Health Organizaion (WHO) has created a list of countries with a high Zika risk. Peru has not been included in this list. Magali Silva, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister stated that the Zika virus should not have a negative effect on the tourism sector.

Even though Peru is not stated to be a high-risk country, the minister promised to continue launching prevention and collaboration campaigns.

The mosquito which carries and transfers diseases like Zika, dengue fever and chikungunya is called the Aedes aegypti mosquito. (more…)

Peru and Ecuador stand up to Zika together

Tuesday February 09, 2016

Animal Velasquz, Health Minister of Peru, and Margarita Guevara, Health Minister of Ecuador, plan to partner in initiating action against the mosquito that is spreading the Zika-virus.

Velasquez asserted that they have set up traps to survey the mosquitos and have used insecticides to inhibit the growth of the zika mosquito. They have also taken measures to strictly monitor people who have been bitten. Care will specifically be taken to survey travelers going from Ecuador to Peru. (more…)

Update about the Zika Virus

Tuesday February 02, 2016

The World Health Organization predicts that the ZIKA virus will spread across the Americas. The first case of the Zika virus was identified in Peru last week.

It began in Brazil in May 2015 and has now been identified in more than 20 countries. The virus causes babies to be born with undeveloped brains and has affected thousands of pregnancies.

Declared by the World Health Organization as a global emergency, the Zika virus is now on the same level as Ebola. Because of this, more effort will be taken to fight the disease and find vaccinations to prevent its continued epidemic. (more…)

No Zika virus yet identified in Peru

Tuesday January 26, 2016

Peru has issued a warning for women who are in their first trimester to beware of traveling other Latin American countries due to the threat of the Zika virus. Although the virus has not been identified in Peru, health officials implore women to avoid traveling where they may be exposed to this dangerous virus.

Health Ministry official, Constantino Vila, asserts that the first trimester is essential in a baby´s formation of systems and tissues. The Zika virus may inhibit this formation and could cause the baby to be born with microcephaly. (more…)

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