- Broward County in Florida is under a mosquito-borne illness alert due to spreading dengue virus cases.
- Locally acquired dengue cases have been reported in Broward County, similar to the situation in Miami-Dade County.
- Florida Department of Health’s arbovirus surveillance report highlighted two locally acquired dengue cases in Broward County for July 30-Aug. 5.
- In total, there have been 10 locally acquired dengue cases reported in Florida this year, with most occurring in July.
- Some of these cases involved individuals with a recent history of travel to dengue-endemic areas.
- Dengue is primarily transmitted by infected mosquitoes and isn’t typically present in Florida, but travelers can bring the virus back.
- Groups at higher risk of severe dengue illness include those with past dengue infection, pregnant women, infants, the elderly, and those with underlying health conditions.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 225 dengue cases across different U.S. states in the current year.
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