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Mosquito-borne dengue cases hit new record

July 11, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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TRI-STATE AREA — A SPIKE IN DENGUE FEVER CASES in New York and New Jersey worries medical experts at the Center for Disease Control (CDC), reported the Daily News on Wednesday, July 8.  Dengue cases are transmitted to humans via infected Aedes mosquito bites and are at a record high across the Americas. At least 143 New York residents reported sickness, with Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Suffolk and Westchester reporting the most cases as of July 2. All who contracted the virus in the Tri-State Area had traveled recently; the CDC did not publicize where. The CDC has not seen evidence of person-to-person transmission within affected states. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, dengue symptoms include a sudden high fever, headaches, pain behind the eyes, swollen glands, nausea and vomiting, joint and muscle pain and a rash in some cases.

The CDC reports that from Jan. 1–June 24, 2024, countries in the Americas reported over 9.7 million dengue cases, twice as many as in all of 2023. The CDC issued guidelines to healthcare professionals treating dengue-infected patients.

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