New Cases of Dengue Reported in Broward, Miami-Dade Counties - NBC 6 South Florida

New Cases of Dengue Reported in Broward, Miami-Dade Counties

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    Health Advisory After Dengue Reported in 2 Counties

    Officials issued a health advisory after two cases of dengue fever were reported in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, NBC 6's Dan Grossman reports.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 13, 2019)

    Florida health officials on Friday confirmed locally-acquired cases of dengue in residents in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

    The Florida Department of Health in both counties said there is a heightened concern with residents becoming ill and is reminding people to take precautions and avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

    For Miami-Dade, this is the fourth local case in 2019. The cases do not appear to be related.

    Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas. Symptoms of dengue fever are high fever, rash and muscle and joint pain. Severe cases can be life-threatening.

    Case of Dengue Fever Reported in Miami-Dade County

    [MI] Case of Dengue Fever Reported in Miami-Dade County

    A case of dengue fever was reported in Miami-Dade County, as well as one in Broward County.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 13, 2019)

    Officials urge residents to "drain and cover" to protect themselves from mosquitoes.

    For more information to help limit mosquito exposure, click here.

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