August 11th: WHO detailed that an unusual dengue surge is occurring in Bangladesh. With 69,483 confirmed cases and 327 deaths, the case fatality rate (0.47%) is higher compared to previous years.
August 26th: The Florida Department of Health issued a mosquito-borne illness alert after additional detections of locally acquired dengue cases. As of August
26, the state's total number of locally acquired cases for the year is 16.
August 29th: CDC issued a 2nd malaria alert after a
Maryland case was locally infected by plasmodium falciparum, the most severe form of the disease. This form can be severe and fatal if not promptly diagnosed and treated.