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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).

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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).

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