Dengue in Florida (Miami-Dade)
16 Aug 2022
On 8 August 2022 the Florida Department of Health reported a case of dengue in a Miami-Dade resident. This is the third case of dengue in Miami-Dade in 2022.
Dengue fever is an infection found in tropical and subtropical climates worldwide. It is spread by mosquito bites and can cause a severe flu-like illness.
There is no vaccine against dengue licensed in the UK.
Advice for Travellers
The mosquitoes which transmit dengue bite during the day, between dawn and dusk. They are particularly persistent and aggressive.
If you are travelling to an affected region, you are potentially at risk of dengue fever and should be aware of this infection.
- You can protect yourself by avoiding mosquito bites at all times.
If you develop a high temperature (fever) either during or after travelling to an affected area, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible and give details of your recent travel history.
For further information see the dengue fever page.