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Responding to Dengue Fever in the US: Lessons from Three Outbreaks

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Amesh Adalja
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July 17, 2011
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(poster) Center for Biosecurity of UPMC, 2011

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Since 2001, three autochthonous dengue fever outbreaks have occurred in the U.S. We sought to characterize and describe the responses to these outbreaks, from the perspectives of public health and vector-control officials at the local, state, and federal levels. The outbreaks studied were: Hawaii (2001); Brownsville, Texas (2005); and Southern Florida (2009-present). Our analysis was aimed at assessing mitigation strategies used during each of these outbreaks, and to identify policy implications for public health departments, vector control agencies, and clinicians in areas vulnerable to dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases.

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