Two cases of locally acquired chikungunya fever were reported this week in Palm Beach County, according to the Florida Department of Health (FLDOH).
This brings the total locally acquired cases in Florida to six, including four from Palm Beach County, one from Miami-Dade and one from St. Lucie County.
In addition, the FLDOH reported twenty-one cases of chikungunya fever this week in persons that had international travel. In 2014, 171 travel-associated cases have been reported.
While nearly all of the travel-associated cases are linked to travel to countries in the Caribbean, the FLDOH is now reporting one case linked to travel to the Philippines.
In addition to the new imported chikungunya cases, six cases of dengue fever were reported this week in persons that had international travel. In 2014, 47 travel-associated cases have been reported. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page
In Santa Rosa County, one asymptomatic blood donor was identified as West Nile virus positive during the past week.