Florida Arbovirus Surveillance Reports

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Mosquitoes and mosquito-vectored diseases continue to be an issue within Florida.  The first locally acquired human case of dengue for 2012 was reported in Miami-Dade County, Florida last week.

The full Florida Department of Health Weekly Report can be downloaded at:  http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/pdfs/2012/2012Week39ArbovirusReport_09-29-2012.pdf

For more information about mosquitoes, visit the Florida Medical Entomology laboratory’s mosquito information website- http://mosquito.ifas.ufl.edu/Fact_Sheets.htm

To-date Eastern Equine Encephalitis activity has been reported from 23 counties, including one positive report of a human case.

In terms of West Nile Virus, activity has been reported from 33 counties, including 45 human cases.

For 2012, St. Louis Encephalitis Virus has been reported from 7 counties, but no human cases have been reported to-date.

Highlands J virus has been reported from 8 counties, but no human cases have been reported.

Sixty-nine cases of imported (not acquired in Florida) cases of dengue have occurred.

Fifty-two cases of imported malaria have occurred.

Individuals in the following counties are officially under mosquito-borne illness alerts:  Duval, Escambia, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa

Individuals in the following counties are officially under mosquito-borne illness advisories:  Alachua, Bay, Gadsden, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian River, Jefferson, Leon, Miami-Dade, St. John’s, Walton, and Washington.