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Volume 6, Number 1—February 2000

Synopsis

Dengue Surveillance in Florida, 1997-98

Julia GillComments to Author , Lillian M. Stark, and Gary G. Clark†
Author affiliations: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Laboratories and University of South Florida, College of Public Health, Tampa, Florida, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico, US

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Table 1

Characteristics of 83 suspected cases of Dengue investigated in Florida, April 1997–March 1998

Characteristic Yes No Undetermined
History of recent travel to 41 14 28
to dengue-endemic area (49%) (17%) (34%)
Fits dengue fever case 30 8 45
definition (36%) (10%) (54%)
Flavivirus antibody 41 42
detected (49%) (51%)
Convalescent-phase 25 58
specimen provided (30%) (70%)
Laboratory confirmation 18 24 41
of recent dengue infection (22%) (29%) (49%)

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