29 October 2016
The CDC--Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, USA—issued a Zika travel warning for all of South American. One question asked us is about the risk of contracting the Zika virus in the areas GoWildPeru visits and collects in.
We made intensive enquires and found no evidence of any cases occurring in the Cusco or Madre de Dios regions. Peru has just one reported case of Zika. This was a Venezuelan man who contracted the virus while traveling outside of Peru.
I would suggest those concerned look at the CDC website for guidance on preventive measures.
Written by Ian Fuller