Florida locally acquired dengue cases rise to 30


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The Florida Department of Health has reported three additional cases of indigenous dengue in Miami-Dade County, bringing the state’s total to 30 cases in 2022.

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Miami-Dade County accounts for 29 cases and Collier County has reported one.

One case was reported in a non-Florida resident. Twenty-six of the cases were genotyped by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The serotypes reported were DENV-3 (25) and DENV-2.

Travel-related dengue cases in Florida increased to 572 – the counties reported were: Brevard (2), Broward (34), Collier (7), Duval (7), Escambia (2), Flagler, Hendry, Hernando ( 2), Hillsborough (53), Lee (22), Leon, Manatee (2), Martin (2), Miami-Dade (379), Monroe (3), Orange (6), Osceola, Palm Beach (19), Pasco , Pinellas (7), Polk (8), Sarasota (4), St. John’s, St. Lucy (5), and Volusia (2). Six cases have been reported in non-Florida residents.

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

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