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In a follow-up on the autochthonous dengue fever in Florida this year, state health officials now report 19 cases of locally acquired dengue after five additional cases were reported in Miami-Dade County.


Officials report 18 cases are reported from Miami-Dade County and one from Collier County. Sixteen of the cases have been serotyped by PCR and were all DENV-3.

Concerning travel associated dengue reported in the state, Four hundred and twenty-three cases with onset in 2022 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 (2), Broward (29), Collier, Duval (7), Escambia (2), Hendry, Hernando (2), Hillsborough (38), Lee (16), Leon, Manatee (2), Martin (2), Miami-Dade (272), Monroe (3), Orange (6), Osceola, Palm Beach (14), Pasco, Pinellas (6), Polk (8), Sarasota (3), St. Johns, and St. Lucie (5). Five cases were reported in non-Florida residents.

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

385 of the travel associated cases had a country of exposure of Cuba.

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