Dengue

If you suspect dengue virus infection, please call and report to Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) at 602-506-6767 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. within 5 working days. 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.

To date, 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). 
  1. Screening
  2. Diagnostics
  3. Prevention
  4. Treatment
  5. Resources

Screening Criteria


  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