Dengue Virus Spreads Across Florida Counties, Health Officials Say

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Key Points:

  • 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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