Local conditions favor dengue transmission in the contiguous United States

André B.B. Wilke, Barbara F. Wisinski, Giovanni Benelli, Chalmers Vasquez, John Paul Mutebi, William D. Petrie, John C. Beier

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A significant increase in dengue transmission has been reported in the United States even though cases are much fewer than in endemic areas in the Americas. In this context, Florida has been disproportionally afflicted by locally transmitted cases of dengue virus. In our opinion, there is a need to understand why Florida is at a higher risk of dengue transmission than other regions in the United States. Understanding mechanisms and the main drivers for dengue transmission are essential to further the development of effective vector control strategies at the forefront of vector biology and control research. This is especially important for preventing counties such as Miami-Dade in Florida from becoming endemic for dengue and other arboviruses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-529
Number of pages7
JournalEntomologia Generalis
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2021


  • Aedes-borne diseases
  • Arbovirus
  • Culicidae and Integrated Vector Management
  • Mosquito control
  • Urbanization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science


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