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Dengue Cases Rise in New York, CDC Issues Alert

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Over 100 dengue virus cases have been reported in New York this year, as the CDC warns of increased dengue infections in the U.S. Nationwide, 2,241 cases have been confirmed in 43 states. New York ranks third, with 134 cases, behind Puerto Rico and Florida.

Dengue fever, spread by mosquitoes, is prevalent in New York County and Kings County, with 39 and 22 cases, respectively. All New York cases are linked to travel. The CDC alert aims to inform healthcare providers and the public about the heightened risk.

Symptoms of dengue include high fever, headache, and joint pain. There is no specific treatment, so prevention is key. Travelers are advised to use mosquito repellents and wear protective clothing. For more information, visit the CDC website.



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