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The U.S. State Department is advising travelers that El Nino is wreaking havoc in Peru and that through June, severe weather -- including heavy rains, floods and mud slides -- will affect land travel in some areas, particularly along the coast.

The advisory notes that the flooding has worsened poor sanitary conditions and has brought an increase in reported cases of cholera, malaria and dysentery in some areas. Flooding has affected the provinces of Lambayeque, Ica, Piura, La Libertad and Tumbes, as well as parts of Lima.

The international travelers hot line of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be reached at (404) 332-4559. The Web site is

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