In a follow-up on the local transmission of dengue fever in the state of Florida, the Department of Health reports an additional locally acquired dengue case this past week in Miami-Dade County.
This brings the total locally transmitted dengue cases in Florida to six, all in Miami-Dade County.
The six cases have been typed as DENV-3 (5) and DENV-2 (1).
In 2022, 68 cases of locally acquired dengue were reported–Collier, Broward (2), Miami-Dade (64), and Volusia counties.
Concerning travel associated dengue cases reported in Florida, one hundred and forty-seven cases with onset in 2023 have been reported in individuals with travel history to a dengue-endemic area in the two weeks prior to onset. Counties reporting cases were: Brevard, Broward (10), Collier (3), Duval (3), Escambia, Hendry, Hillsborough (13), Lee (2), Manatee (2), Miami-Dade (88), Monroe (2), Nassau, Orange (5), Osceola, Palm Beach (4), Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, St. Lucie (3), and Volusia (3).
Six cases were reported in non Florida residents. One case met the criteria for severe dengue (dengue shock syndrome [DSS] or dengue hemorrhagic fever [DHF]).
No locally transmitted malaria was reported leaving the total cases unchanged at 7 (all in Sarasota County).