USA: More local dengue cases in Florida

More local dengue cases

Florida

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:

  • Miner
  • Broward (2)
  • Miami-Dade (37)
  • Volusia

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]).

Arizona

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.

Symptoms of dengue fever
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>> What: outbreaknewstoday.com, 11/26/2022

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