The Florida Department of Health reported the state’s eighth autochthonous chikungunya case in Miami-Dade County, according to data from their Arbovirus surveillance released today.

Miami-Dade County map Image/David Benbennick
Miami-Dade County map
Image/David Benbennick

This comes after St. Lucie County recorded the state’s seventh local transmission of the virus last Friday.

The breakdown by county of locally transmitted chikungunya infection is as follows:Palm Beach County (4), Miami-Dade County (2) and St. Lucie County (2).

In addition, three indigenous dengue fever cases were reported in Miami-Dade County last week. This brings the state’s total to four, all from Miami-Dade County.  In 2014, 49 travel-associated dengue cases have been reported.

One hundred and eighty-eight imported cases of chikungunya with onset in 2014 have been reported in individuals with travel history to a chikungunya endemic country or area experiencing an outbreak in the two weeks prior to onset. This is an increase of 16 cases in the past week.

162 of the imported cases (86%) are associated with travel to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page