The number of Vibrio vulnificus infections in Florida has increased by two during the past week as new cases were reported in Charlotte County and Santa Rosa County.

Florida map/National Atlas of the United States
Florida map/National Atlas of the United States

This brings the total number of vibriosis cases caused by V. vulnificus to 22 this year to date. The death toll remains at 10.

In 2014, Florida saw 32 cases and 7 fatalities.

Concerning West Nile virus (WNV) in the Sunshine State, an addition case was reported in an Escambia County man. This is the 4th human WNV case of the year.

In 2014, Florida saw 17 human WNV cases.

There has not been a locally acquired chikungunya or dengue fever case reported in Florida in 2015. Travel associated cases of the mosquito borne disease have been reported with 36 and 28 cases, respectively.

Bay, Escambia, Gadsden, Hillsborough, Polk, and Volusia Counties are currently under mosquito-borne illness advisory. Walton County is currently under mosquito-borne illness alert. No other counties are currently under mosquito-borne illness advisory or alert.

Robert Herriman is a microbiologist and the Editor-in-Chief of Outbreak News Today

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