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Key West, Florida 2009–2010

Slide 28

May 2012

In the last several years, there has been an interesting turn of events in that we have had several self-sustaining epidemics of dengue fever in the continental United States.

In the fall of 2009, a 34-year-old female from Rochester, NY diagnosed with dengue had just returned from 1 week in Key West, Florida on day of illness onset. Shortly thereafter, a 48-year-old male resident from Key West was also diagnosed with dengue, however, he had no history of travel. Key West is 396 miles from Jacksonville, Florida as the mosquito flies.

Key West, Florida 2009–2010

 


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