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Florida, New York, Puerto Rico Confirm More Dengue Cases

June 5, 2024 • 7:52 am CDT
US CDC Dengue Cases May 30, 2024
(Precision Vaccinations News)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says most dengue fever cases in the United States occur in areas where dengue is common, such as U.S. territories and a few states. Dengue virus is found in many tropical parts of the world, including the Caribbean, Central, and South America.

As of June 5, 2024, the CDC has reported over 100 additional dengue cases over the last month, which has increased this year's total to 1,706.

As of week #19 in 2024, Puerto Rico reported the most dengue cases, 1,107, with San Juan reporting 528 of these cases. In 2023, Puerto Rico reported 1,242 dengue cases.

Florida recently confirmed 198 travel-associated dengue cases in 2024, mainly by visitors from Brazil and Cuba. Seven cases of locally acquired dengue were reported from Miami-Dade and Pasco counties.

Additionally, the CDC reported New York's dengue outbreak has reached 119 cases in 2024.

Since the state of Texas has yet to post its dengue cases count for 2024, the CDC's overall total is expected to significantly increase. In 2023, Texas 67 travel-related dengue cases.

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne, vaccine-preventable disease caused by the dengue virus. However, the WHO-approved dengue vaccines are not commercially offered in the U.S.

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