The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing a Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory to notify healthcare providers, public health authorities and the public of an increased risk of dengue virus (DENV) infections in the United States in 2024.

According to the CDC, in the setting of increased global and domestic incidence of dengue, healthcare providers should take steps including:

  1. Have increased suspicion of dengue among people with fever who have been in areas with frequent or continuous dengue transmission within 14 days before illness onset,
  2. Order appropriate diagnostic tests for acute DENV infection: reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction [RT-PCR] and IgM antibody tests, or non-structural protein 1 [NS1] antigen tests and IgM antibody tests,
  3. Ensure timely reporting of dengue cases to public health authorities, and
  4. Promote mosquito bite prevention measures among people living in or visiting areas with frequent or continuous dengue transmission.

Nearly 200 people have been infected with dengue in the states of New York and New Jersey so far this year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New York has reported 143 cases and New Jersey has reported 41.

Continue to CDC’s full Health Alert here.