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Dengue Fever in United States (Florida)

24 Oct 2013

As of 5 October 2013, one new case of dengue fever has been reported in the state of Florida, making a total of 22 cases. The county most affected is Martin with 21 cases; one case has been reported from Miami-Dade county.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.