The number of travel associated, or imported chikungunya cases in Florida continue to add up as state health officials report 13 additional cases.


In 2014, 150 travel-associated cases have been reported in the Sunshine State, more than anywhere else in the United States.

Ninety percent of the imported cases (135) are linked to travel to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, according to the latest data.

Florida counties reporting cases include: Alachua (2), Brevard (2), Broward (30), Charlotte (2), Clay (2), Duval (3),
Escambia, Flagler, Hernando, Hillsborough (9), Indian River, Lake, Lee (3), Leon (2), Miami-Dade (26), Okaloosa, Orange (15), Osceola (4), Palm Beach (25), Pasco (2), Pinellas (3), Polk (6), Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole (3), St. Lucie (2), and Volusia.

The number of locally acquired chikungunya cases in Florida remains at four.

No new cases of dengue fever were reported in the state during the past week and the total remains at 41 for the year. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

Alachua, Levy, Lafayette, Marion, Miami-Dade, Pasco, St. Lucie, Volusia and Washington Counties are currently under a mosquito-borne illness advisory. Palm Beach County is currently under a mosquito-borne illness alert.