Dengue

Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus

 

Dengue virus is spread to people through the bite of infected mosquitoes. This disease is not spread in Connecticut; however, residents can acquire it by traveling to foreign endemic areas. Dengue is found in Central and South America, Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands, and in Puerto Rico. In Connecticut, surveillance is conducted to identify travel-related cases. There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat dengue virus infection. The best way to prevent getting sick from dengue virus is to prevent mosquito bites.

 

About Dengue

Where Has Dengue Been Found?

National Statistics and Maps

 

Traveler’s Health

Travel & Dengue

Prevent Bug Bites

 

Information for Clinicians

 

Letter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention    

(Dengue and Zika Virus Diagnostic Testing for Patients with a Clinically Compatible Illness and Risk for Infection with Both Viruses)

Clinical Guidance

National Surveillance Case Definition

 

Connecticut Provider Reporting Information

Reportable Disease Confidential Case Report form, PD-23

Connecticut Laboratory Reporting Information

Reportable Laboratory Findings form, OL-15C

 

Directory of Clinical Testing Services provided by the State Public Health Laboratory

State Public Health Laboratory Contacts – for additional information

 

Dengue Clinical Case Management course – 4 CME, .4 CEU

 

Connecticut Dengue Surveillance

Dengue fever was added to the state-wide reportable diseases list in 2011. In Connecticut, surveillance is conducted to identify travel-related cases. Since 2011, an average of 9 cases (range 1 to 18) have been reported to the Connecticut Department of Public Health annually.

 Connecticut Annual Infectious Diseases Statistics

 

 

 

This page last updated 5/22/2020.