Florida dengue: 7 additional local cases reported in Miami-Dade County


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Florida health officials reported seven additional cases of native or locally acquired dengue fever in Miami-Dade County in the past week, bringing the state’s total to 48 cases in 2022.

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Of the 48 cases, 44 were reported in Miami-Dade County, while Broward County saw two cases and one case was reported from Collier and Volusia counties.

Forty-four of the cases were serotyped by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The reported serotypes were DENV-3 (41), DENV-4 (2), and DENV-2.

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In terms of travel-acquired dengue cases detected in Florida this year, 702 cases have been reported as of November 19. The counties reported cases were: Brevard (2), Broward (42), Collier (9), Duvall (7), Escambia (2), Flagler, Hendry (2), Hernando (2), Hillsboro (68), Indian River, Lee (26), Leon, Manatee (2), Martin (2), Miami-Dade (469), Monroe (3), Orange (7), Osceola (2), Palm Beach (21), Pasco (3) ), Pinellas (7), Polk (8), Santa Rosa, Sarasota (4), St. John’s, St. Lucie (6), Swaney, and Volusia (2). Eight cases have been reported in non-Florida residents.

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

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