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Travelers Continue Visiting Miami Infected with Dengue

February 6, 2023 • 12:17 pm CST
by Joshua Woroniecki
(Vax Before Travel)

The state of Florida's Week#4 Arbovirus Surveillance report disclosed no new locally-acquired dengue cases had been confirmed in 2023.

However, there were 68 cases of locally acquired dengue last year.

And Florida confirmed on January 28, 2023, international travelers continue returning to Florida infected with dengue.

So far, in 2023, 14 travel-associated dengue fever cases have been reported.

Last year, 871 travel-associated dengue cases were reported in Florida.

Since most of these dengue cases have been found in south Florida, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory during the summer of 2022.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says dengue is a vaccine-preventable disease. However, dengue vaccination in the U.S. with Dengvaxia requires pre-administration testing and counseling.