Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County officials received confirmation of the first locally acquired case of dengue Fever in Miami-Dade County in 2014 on Wednesday, according to a health department press release.

The individual was diagnosed with dengue Fever based on symptoms and confirmed by laboratory tests. The individual has fully recovered from this illness, health officials note.

In 2013, at least 25 locally acquired dengue fever cases were reported on Florida’s south Atlantic coast (24 in Martin County and one in Miami-Dade.

In 2014, the State of Florida has reported twenty-four cases of dengue in individuals with travel history to a dengue endemic country. Countries of origin were: Bolivia, Brazil (2), Caribbean, Cuba (8), Dominican Republic (4),
Guadeloupe, Honduras, Puerto Rico (3), Trinidad, and Venezuela (2). Counties reporting cases were: Alachua, Broward (2), Clay, Hillsborough (3), Marion, Miami-Dade (10), Orange, Osceola (3), Pinellas, and Seminole.

In addition, Fourteen cases of chikungunya fever were reported during the past week in persons that had international travel: Broward (5), Clay, Miami, Orange, Osceola (2), Palm Beach (3), and Pinellas Counties. In 2014, 66 travel-associated cases have been reported. For more infectious disease news and informationvisit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page