groups » Dengue Clinical and Epidemiology Discussion Area » Dengue in the USA: Avoiding larger outbreaks and the wider spread of vector-borne disease

Dengue in the USA is mainly confined to its overseas territories, Puerto Rico and American Samoa in particular. The US mainland does, however, occasionally experience dengue outbreaks in its more subtropical parts – including Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.

What more needs to be done to minimize the risk of dengue in the USA?

We spoke with Dr. Ronald Rosenberg, Associate Director for Science at the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and lead author of Vital Signs: Trends in Reported Vector-borne Disease Cases – United States and Territories, 2004–2016.

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