Four cases of chikungunya fever were reported this week in persons that had international travel and are residents of Broward (2), Orange, and Sarasota Counties. In 2014, 52 travel-associated cases have been reported in residents from 21 counties, according to the Florida Department of Health today.
Countries of origin were: Dominica, Dominican Republic (11), Haiti (38), and Martinique (2). Counties reporting cases were: Brevard, Broward (10), Charlotte, Clay, Duval (2), Flagler, Hillsborough (3), Lake, Lee, Leon (2), Miami-Dade (8), Orange (5), Osceola (2), Palm Beach (7), Pasco, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie, and Volusia. Eight of the cases were reported in non-Florida residents.
No cases of dengue fever were reported this week. In 2014, 24 travel-associated cases have been reported in residents from 10 counties.
Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 114 travel associated cases in 27 states in an update today. (The CDC still has the number of cases at 34 in Florida, contrary to what the state DOH has reported).
Fifteen locally-transmitted cases have been reported from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. All other cases occurred in travelers returning from affected areas in the Caribbean (N=110), the Pacific Islands (N=3), or Asia (N=1)–Countries or territories visited include Anguilla, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Indonesia, Martinique, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Tonga. To date, no local transmission has been identified in the continental United States. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page