Baltimore, MD  - July 9, 2024  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a new warning for the Americas as dengue cases reached an all-time high. So far, 19 Maryland travelers have been sickened by the virus.

According to the CDC, the dengue virus is spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, which also spreads Zikachikungunya, and other viruses.

Each year, up to 400 million people are infected by one of four dengue viruses, according to the CDC. About 100 million people get sick from infection, and 40,000 die from severe dengue.

In its most recent warning, the CDC said countries in the Americas reported more than 9.7 million dengue cases, twice as many as the 4.6 million cases reported in 2023.... Read More: Pikesville Patch