Florida reports 65 autochthonous dengue fever cases in 2022

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Florida health officials reported two additional original dengue cases during the last week of 2022 in Miami-Dade County, bringing the state’s total to 65.

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Sixty-one cases were reported from Miami-Dade County, while the remaining four cases were from Collier, Broward (2), and Volusia counties.

Of the 57 cases seropositive by PCR, 54 were DENV-3.

In addition to locally acquired dengue in the state, health officials have reported 823 cases in individuals with a history of travel to a dengue-endemic area in the two weeks prior to onset.

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Sixty-six percent of travel-related cases (548) were reported from Miami-Dade County, followed by Hillsboro County (73) and Broward County (54).

Approximately 92 percent of the travel-related cases were Cuba, the country of exposure (755).

In addition to the dengue cases, Florida has also reported five cases of human local transmission of West Nile virus (WNV) – Volusia (2), Sarasota, Hillsborough, and St. John’s.

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