Post Tagged with: "Health Ministry"

Rains Raise the Risk of Dengue and Zika Viruses

Rains Raise the Risk of Dengue and Zika Viruses

The government is set to declare a health emergency in northern Peru, following reports of more than 80 new cases of dengue fever in the wake of heavy rains and flooding in Tumbes, Piura and Lambayeque.  On the south coast in Ica, 28 cases have been reported. “The idea of declaring […]

Three Firefighters Die in Health Warehouse Blaze

Three Firefighters Die in Health Warehouse Blaze

Three firefighters died in a night-long fire in Lima’s low-income district of El Agustino.  The fire broke out on Oct. 18 in a shoe factory and spread quickly to the adjacent building, a Health Ministry warehouse used to store emergency stocks of medicines and wheelchairs as well as administrative archives. […]

Freezing Temperatures Cause Forty-Nine Deaths in Southern Peru

Twelve young children under the age of five have died in Puno, and another eight children in Cusco, from respiratory infections in the past several weeks of freezing temperatures and snow. According to the Puno regional health office, the children in Puno were reported in different areas that lie above […]

Over 5,000 People Have Been Left Homeless from Snow Storm in Puno – Minister Jara

Over 5,000 People Have Been Left Homeless from Snow Storm in Puno – Minister Jara

More than 5,000 people have been left homeless in Peru’s southern region of Puno as a result of almost a week of heavy snowfall, daily La Republica reported. The Minister of Women and Vulnerable Populations, Ana Jara, said that 5,220 people have been left without homes, while 12,310 people have […]