By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Health officials in Miami-Dade County, Florida are reporting the 12th locally transmitted dengue fever case of the year.
This brings the total autochthonous dengue transmissions in the state to 14–one case each was reported in Broward and Hillsborough counties.
The onsets of illness are as follows: March (1), July (2), August (3), September (6), and October (2).
In addition to the 14 locally transmitted cases, Florida has seen 360 dengue cases in individuals with travel history to a dengue endemic country in the two weeks prior to onset.
Miami-Dade accounted for more than 200 of the travel associated cases.
The bulk of these cases were in people with a country of exposure being Cuba (222), followed by the Dominican Republic (23), Jamaica (22) and Honduras (17).
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