Dengue

If you suspect dengue virus infection, please call and report to Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) at 602-506-3747 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. per reporting requirements. Depending upon the patient's travel history, other arboviral infections might be included in the differential, including chikungunya and Zika. Chikungunya and Zika often circulate in the same areas as chikungunya and are clinically indistinguishable. Please test for all three.

As of 11/14/2022, MCDPH has identified one possible locally acquired case of dengue. Prior to this, all cases of dengue in Maricopa County have been travel-associated. Countries that have had locally-acquired transmission include Africa, Asia, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. For a more complete list, see list of affected areas).

11.14.2022 Dengue Surveillance Press Release

  1. Screening
  2. Diagnostics
  3. Prevention
  4. Treatment
  5. Resources

Locally-Acquired 

Healthcare providers should be aware that dengue may be circulating in Maricopa County and consider dengue in their differential diagnosis in those who present with acute onset of fever and at least one of the following: headache, myalgia, arthralgia, bone pain, retro-orbital pain, anorexia, vomiting, macular or maculopapular rash, and minor hemorrhagic manifestations.

Travel-Related

  1. Anyone with appropriate travel history (see list of affected areas) PLUS
  2. Acute onset of fever and at least one of the following: headache, myalgia, arthralgia, bone pain, retro-orbital pain, anorexia, vomiting, macular or maculopapular rash, and minor hemorrhagic manifestations

11.15.2022 Surveillance Alert: Possible Locally Acquired Dengue in Maricopa County

  1. Office of Epidemiology & Data Services


    Physical Address
    4041 N Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

    Phone: 602-506-6767
    Fax: 602-372-8935

Phone:


602-506-6767

Fax:


602-372-8935