The number of mosquito borne infections caused by chikungunya and dengue virus associated to international travel continues to grow in the state of Florida.

Aedes aegypti/CDC
Aedes aegypti/CDC

Travel associated chikungunya increased by 13 cases in the past week, bringing the total to 201, primarily seen in those returning from Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Broward and Miami-Dade counties have reported the most cases with 36 each.

In addition, 51 imported dengue fever cases have been reported in the state with reports of two new cases during the past week.

Travel to Cuba accounts for 18 of the 51 cases, being the most.

Concerning local transmission of chikungunya and dengue, there has been eight and four cases, respectively.

The Florida Department of Health also reported one human case of West Nile virus illness during the past week in Escambia County.

Alachua, Clay, Columbia, Escambia, Levy, Lafayette, Marion, Pasco, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Volusia and Washington Counties are currently under a mosquito-borne illness advisory.

Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties are currently under a mosquito-borne illness alert.