More local dengue cases
State health officials are reporting three more cases of locally acquired dengue fever in Miami-Dade County.
This brings the total number of native dengue cases in Florida to 41 in 2022 in four regions:
- Broward (2)
- Miami-Dade (37)
37 cases were serotyped by PCR. The serotypes reported were DENV-3 (36) and DENV-2.
In addition, 679 cases have been reported since 2022 in people who traveled to a dengue-endemic area.
Seven cases were reported in residents outside of Florida. Seven cases met the criteria for severe dengue fever (dengue shock syndrome [DSS] or dengue hemorrhagic fever [DHF]).
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has registered a person with dengue fever that may have been contracted by a mosquito in Maricopa County.
A routine mosquito surveillance exercise conducted by the Maricopa County Environmental Department (MCESD) found the dengue virus in a mosquito trap in the county.
Dengue fever is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito, the same carrier of Zika, Chikungunya and yellow fever viruses.
>> What: outbreaknewstoday.com, 11/26/2022
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