Death Of Texas Woman Highlights Dengue Fever’s Presence In U.S.

Two news outlets report on the death of a Texas woman who died from dengue fever, an illness not commonly found in the U.S.

HealthDay News/U.S. News & World Repor: Texas Woman’s Death Highlights Danger of Overlooking Dengue Fever
“The case of a Texas woman who died after becoming infected in New Mexico with the mosquito-borne dengue virus highlights a need for U.S. doctors to recognize the disease early, experts say…” (1/23).

NBC News: Dengue death a reminder that virus is in U.S., CDC says
“A Texas woman died last October from a rare complication of dengue fever, a reminder that the virus has spread to parts of the southern U.S., federal health officials said Thursday…” (Fox, 1/23).

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