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Florida health officials reported two additional autochthonous dengue fever during the last week of 2022 in Miami-Dade County, bringing the state total to 65.

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Sixty-one of the cases were reported from Miami-Dade County, while the remaining four were from Collier, Broward (2), and Volusia counties.

Of the 57 cases serotyped by PCR, 54 were DENV-3.

In addition to the locally acquired dengue in the state, health officials reported 823 cases in individuals with travel history to a dengue endemic area in the two weeks prior to onset.

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Sixty-six percent of the travel associated cases (548) were report from Miami-Dade County, followed by Hillsborough County (73) and Broward County (54).

Nearly 92 percent of the travel associated cases had Cuba as the country of exposure (755).

In addition to the dengue cases, Florida also reported five human local transmission cases of West Nile virus (WNV)–Volusia (2), Sarasota, Hillsborough and St. Johns counties.


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