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Puerto Rico's Dengue and Zika Outbreaks Continue

May 25, 2023 • 4:08 pm CDT
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Puerto Rico's Department of Health Arboviral Disease recently reported increased dengue and Zika cases.

As of May 25, 2023, the data for week #19 indicates 305 dengue and 25 Zika probable cases so far this year.

While no Zika vaccines are available, Puerto Rico is evaluating the Dengvaxia® vaccine in the greater San Juan area.

The U.S. CDC has scheduled a vaccine committee to discuss Puerto Rico's test results and review the new QDENGA® vaccine.

Qdenga has been approved for use in Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, the European Union, and the U.K. as of May 2023.