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Medical Entomology

2010 SC Dengue Fever Virus Cases

Updated Monday, February 14, 2011

Map of Dengue Virus Imported Cases in SC

Dengue fever is the most common cause of fever in travelers returning from the Caribbean, Central America, and South Central Asia.  Dengue infections are commonly reported from most tropical countries of the South Pacific, Asia, the Caribbean, the Americas, and Africa. This disease is caused by four similar viruses (DENV-1, -2, -3, and -4) and is spread through the bites of infected mosquitoes.  For information on current outbreaks, consult CDC’s Travelers’ Health website (http://www.cdc.gov/travel).

2010 SC Dengue Cases by City/Town

County City/Town Number of Positives
Aiken Not disclosed 1 human
Anderson Not disclosed 1 human
Charleston Not disclosed 1 human
Greenville Not disclosed 1 human
Greenwood Not disclosed 1 human
Kershaw Not disclosed 1 human
Lexington Not disclosed 2 humans
Marlboro Not disclosed 1 human
Richland Not disclosed 4 humans
TOTAL 13 cases

* All dengue fever human cases reported here occurred in travelers to
countries/territories outside of the 50 states.