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Nikhil Prasad  Fact checked by:Thailand Medical News Team Nov 04, 2023  3 months, 2 weeks, 3 days, 3 hours, 50 minutes ago

Dengue News: American Health Officials Report That Dengue Has Emerged In California With Two identified Cases So Far And More Possibly Unidentified Yet!

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Dengue News: American Health Officials Report That Dengue Has Emerged In California With Two identified Cases So Far And More Possibly Unidentified Yet!
Nikhil Prasad  Fact checked by:Thailand Medical News Team Nov 04, 2023  3 months, 2 weeks, 3 days, 3 hours, 50 minutes ago
Dengue News: In a surprising turn of events, American health officials have reported that dengue fever has emerged in California. This announcement comes as two cases of the mosquito-borne illness have been identified in Southern California, and there is a growing concern that more cases may remain unidentified.


 
The first confirmed case of dengue in California, not associated with travel, was reported in Pasadena last month. The affected resident is currently in recovery, but the situation is raising alarm bells among health authorities.
 
According to the Pasadena Public Health Department, this case represents an extremely rare instance of local transmission of dengue in the continental United States. The case is still under investigation, but it is believed that an individual was infected with the dengue virus, returned home, and was subsequently bitten by a mosquito that passed the virus on to a local resident.
https://www.cityofpasadena.net/public-health/news-announcements/pasadena-reports-extremely-rare-case-of-locally-acquired-dengue-exposure-risk-to-local-residents-remains-very-low/
 
Following this concerning development, Long Beach health officials also reported a domestically contracted dengue case in their area, with the affected individual now in recovery according to local - living in areas where dengue poses a significant risk. Each year, there are up to 400 million dengue infections and about 40,000 dengue-related deaths, as reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In recent years, the worldwide infection rate of dengue has been on the rise, prompting intensified efforts to combat the disease. However, dengue remains a rarity in the United States and its territories. According to U.S. CDC data, there have been only 583 locally acquired dengue cases reported so far this year, with 520 cases in Puerto Rico, 62 in Florida, and one in Texas. It is crucial to note that the newly identified cases in California were not included in this count, highlighting the unusual nature of the situation. The emergence of locally transmitted dengue in California raises questions about the potential spread of the disease within the United States. Health officials are closely monitoring the situation and taking proactive measures to prevent further transmission. It is essential for residents in affected areas to be vigilant, protect themselves from mosquito bites, and seek medical attention if they experience dengue-like symptoms. As the investigation into these cases continues, scientists and health authorities will work diligently to understand the factors contributing to the local transmission of dengue in California. In the meantime, public awareness and preventive measures will be essential to mitigate the risk and protect the health and well-being of the local population. For the latest Dengue News, keep on logging to Thailand Medical News.">Dengue News coverages. Both cities' health departments have assured the public that the risk of exposure to others is currently low.
 
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/second-california-case-of-locally-acquired-case-of-dengue-virus-reported-in-long-beach/3258983/
 
Dengue fever is caused by several related viruses and is primarily spread through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes. It is a common affliction in tropical regions and is characterized by high fevers, severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, and, in the most severe cases, internal bleeding that can lead to death. The global impact of dengue is substantial, with approximately 4 billion people - roughly half of the world's population - living in areas where dengue poses a significant risk. Each year, there are up to 400 million dengue infections and about 40,000 dengue-related deaths, as reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
 
In recent years, the worldwide infection rate of dengue has been on the rise, prompting intensified efforts to combat the disease. However, dengue remains a rarity in the United States and its territories. According to U.S. CDC data, there have been only 583 locally acquired dengue cases reported so far this year, with 520 cases in Puerto Rico, 62 in Florida, and one in Texas. It is crucial to note that the newly identified cases in California were not included in this count, highlighting the unusual nature of the situation.
 
The emergence of locally transmitted dengue in California raises questions about the potential spread of the disease within the United States. Health officials are closely monitoring the situation and taking proactive measures to prevent further transmission. It is essential for residents in affected areas to be vigilant, protect themselves from mosquito bites, and seek medical attention if they experience dengue-like symptoms.
 
As the investigation into these cases continues, scientists and health authorities will work diligently to understand the factors contributing to the local transmission of dengue in California. In the meantime, public awareness and preventive measures will be essential to mitigate the risk and protect the health and well-being of the local population.
 
For the latest Dengue News, keep on logging to Thailand Medical News.
 

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