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Published On: Tue, Jun 10th, 2014

Florida chikungunya cases now at 25

The number of imported, or travel-associated chikungunya cases reported in Florida increased by another seven during the past week, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Female Aedes aegypti mosquito Image/James Gathany

Female Aedes aegypti mosquito
Image/James Gathany

The number of cases is now 25, with cases being reported in the following counties: Brevard, Broward (5), Clay, Duval, Hillsborough (3), Miami-Dade (7), Orange, Palm Beach (4), Pasco, and Volusia.

Haiti remains the top “country of origin” accounting for 72 percent of the imported cases with 18. In addition, Dominica, Dominican Republic (4), and Martinique (2) were the remaining seven

Travel associated dengue fever cases in Florida remained unchanged at 24 cases, while travel associated malaria cases remain at 14. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

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