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Florida state health officials reported four additional locally acquired dengue cases in the past week in Miami-Dade County.

Aedes aegypti mosquito feeding on a human host/CDC

This brings the state’s total to 27 (Miami-Dade County [26] and Collier County [1]). One case
was reported in a non-Florida resident.

Twenty-three of the cases have been serotyped by PCR. Serotypes reported were DENV-3 (22) and DENV-2.

Florida has also reported 512 travel associated dengue cases in 2022 to date. Counties reporting cases were: Brevard (2), Broward (33), Collier (4), Duval (7), Escambia (2), Hendry, Hernando (2), Hillsborough (48), Lee (21), Leon, Manatee (2), Martin (2), Miami-Dade (332), Monroe (3), Orange (6), Osceola, Palm Beach (18), Pasco, Pinellas (7), Polk (8), Sarasota (4), St. Johns, St. Lucie (5), and Volusia. Six cases were reported in non-Florida residents.

Five cases met the criteria for severe dengue (dengue shock syndrome [DSS] or dengue hemorrhagic fever [DHF]).

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