December 3, 2023

A Lengthy Seaside resident lately contracted dengue fever regardless of not touring outdoors of america, metropolis officers have introduced — making this the second such case in California.

Pasadena well being officers confirmed a case of mosquito-borne dengue fever final month in a resident who had additionally not traveled outdoors the U.S.

The Lengthy Seaside resident has recovered and there are not any different suspected instances, metropolis well being officers mentioned in a Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 1, press launch. Native publicity threat stays low.

“The well being and well-being of the neighborhood is our most necessary precedence,” Mayor Rex Richardson mentioned in an announcement. “We’re working carefully with well being officers to do the whole lot we will to forestall extra instances. We ask that everybody do their half by eradicating any standing water on their property to assist us management the mosquitoes in our neighborhoods.”

Dengue is one in all a number of mosquito-borne sickness, like yellow fever or the extra domestically frequent West Nile virus. Dengue is unfold when an Aedes species mosquitoes contaminated with the virus bites a human.

No mosquitoes collected by the Lengthy Seaside Division of Well being and Human Companies have examined optimistic for dengue, the town mentioned.

Dengue fever is unusual within the U.S.. So individuals usually contract it once they journey overseas. Dengue fever is frequent in lots of components of Central and South America, Africa, the Center East, Asia and the Pacific Islands, in response to the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention — with about 4 billion individuals residing the place there’s a threat of the illness.

That’s about half the world’s inhabitants.