Malaria in Peru
Between 1 January and 30 July 2022, a total of 15,381 cases of malaria have been registered. Loreto (12,621) and Junín (1,733) regions reported the highest number of cases. An increased risk of malaria has also been reported in Cusco, San Martín, Ayacucho, Ucayali, Cajamarca and La Libertad regions. These cases do not change the current malaria advice for Peru (see malaria section on our country information page). Bite avoidance is recommended. Travellers in special risk groups for malaria should be assessed on a case by case basis (see special risk groups wording on our country information page).