The state of Florida reported additional autochthonous dengue fever and chikungunya cases during the week ending Sept. 20, according to the Florida Department of Health.
One new locally acquired dengue fever case was reported in Miami-Dade County. In 2014, a total of five cases of locally acquired dengue fever have been reported, all from Miami-Dade County.
In addition, a 4th local transmission of chikungunya virus was reported from St. Lucie County, bringing the total in the state to 11.
In addition to the four cases from St. Lucie County, autochthonous cases have been reported from Broward County (1), Miami-Dade County (2) and Palm Beach County (4).
As far as travel associated mosquito borne illness in Florida last week, two new imported dengue fever cases were reported and 26 additional imported chikungunya cases. This brings the state totals to 54 and 238, respectively.
Currently, the following counties are under a mosquito-borne illness advisory: Alachua, Broward, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Jefferson, Leon, Levy, Lafayette, Marion, Pasco, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Volusia and Washington Counties, while Escambia, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties are under a mosquito-borne illness alert.
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