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