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The Florida Department of Health reported two additional locally-acquired dengue fever cases in Miami-Dade County this past week, bringing the total local cases this year to five.


All the local cases have been reported in Miami-Dade County–with onsets of January, March, and June (3).

Serotypes reported were DENV-3 (4) and DENV-2 (1).

Concerning travel associated dengue reported in Florida this year, health officials report 136 cases with onset in 2023 that traveled to a dengue-endemic area in the two weeks prior to onset.

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

In addition, officials report the first human case of West Nile virus in Escambia County.

No local malaria cases were reported during the past week.

Lastly, a travel associated chikungunya case has been reported in Florida this year in Lee County. The individual had a travel history to a chikungunya-endemic area in the two weeks prior to onset.  The country of origin was Brazil.

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