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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

US : Second case of dengue fever in Palm Beach County

Via Sun Sentinel :

" Palm Beach County Health Department officials on Monday announced a second case of locally acquired Dengue fever, prompting them to raise the threat level from an advisory to an alert.

"Once you start seeing multiple cases, there's that potential for clustering or a bigger outbreak throughout the county," said Health Department spokesman Tim O'Connor. "We know that these two cases were acquired [in Palm Beach County.] That's why we raised the awareness level. People need to know this is out there."

The infection is the sixth locally acquired case in Florida this year — including two in the Miami area and one in Martin County."

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