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…)