In addition to chikungunya fever, some dengue transmission in south Florida, USA

In addition to a few cases of chikungunya fever reported in Miami-Dade County, there are now 3 cases of locally acquired dengue fever. Although chikungunya virus is new to this area, sporadic cases of dengue fever have been reported previously in south Florida.

To reduce the risk of exposure to both infectious, traveller should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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