"Key West Health Officer Responds To CDC Dengue Report"

After CDC researchers confirmed that dengue fever had returned to the U.S., a Key West health officer said no new cases had been reported since October 2010.

"A study published Wednesday on a dengue fever outbreak in Key West, Fla., has local health officials buzzing.

The paper, which was published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and appeared in their journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases, confirmed that the mosquito-borne illness had indeed returned to the U.S. mainland after an absence of decades.

However, Monroe County Health Department Administrator Bob Eadie said the report may leave people with the mistaken impression that the dengue risk remains.

In fact, there have been no other reported cases of dengue fever since October  2010, he said."

Monte Morin reports for the Los Angeles Times March 13, 2013.

Source: LA Times, 03/14/2013