Health Officials Warn Dengue Virus Is Spreading Across Florida Counties

7 months ago
Health Officials , Warn Dengue Virus Is , Spreading Across Florida Counties.
Fox News reports that health officials in Florida have
placed Broward County under a mosquito-borne illness
alert, as cases of dengue virus have increased.
Fox News reports that health officials in Florida have
placed Broward County under a mosquito-borne illness
alert, as cases of dengue virus have increased.
Previously, a similar warning was
issued for Miami-Dade County. .
According to the Florida Department of Health,
two cases of locally-acquired dengue
were reported in Broward County.
This year, there have been ten cases
of dengue reported in Florida, with most
of them in Miami-Dade County.
Ten cases have been serotyped by PCR, Florida Department of Health, via Fox News.
In 2022, there were two
locally-acquired dengue cases, Florida Department of Health, via Fox News.
Fox News reports that dengue, which is
spread by the bite of an infected
mosquito, is not normally found in Florida.
It is possible for infected travelers to
bring the virus back to Florida from
places where the illness thrives.
Pregnant women, infants, the elderly,
people with comorbidities and those who've had a
previous dengue infection are at the greatest risk. .
According to the CDC, there have
been 225 cases of dengue reported
in the United States this year.

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