By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

Florida state health officials reported an additional seven autochthonous, or locally acquired dengue fever cases in Miami-Dade County in the past week, bringing the state total for 2022 to 48 cases.

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Of the 48 cases, 44 were reported in Miami-Dade County, while Broward County has seen two cases and one each were reported from Collier and Volusia counties.

Forty-four of the cases have been serotyped by PCR. Serotypes reported were DENV-3 (41), DENV-4 (2), and DENV-2.

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Concerning travel acquired dengue cases detected in Florida this year, 702 cases have been reported through November 19. Counties reporting cases were: Brevard (2), Broward (42), Collier (9), Duval (7), Escambia (2), Flagler, Hendry (2), Hernando (2), Hillsborough (68), Indian River, Lee (26), Leon, Manatee (2), Martin (2), Miami-Dade (469), Monroe (3), Orange (7), Osceola (2), Palm Beach (21), Pasco (3), Pinellas (7), Polk (8), Santa Rosa, Sarasota (4), St. Johns, St. Lucie (6), Suwannee, and Volusia (2). Eight cases were reported in non-Florida residents.

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