Miami-Dade County

Another Case of Dengue Confirmed in Miami-Dade County

Another case of dengue fever has been confirmed in Miami-Dade County.

The county is under a mosquito-borne illness alert after dengue fever was confirmed in a local resident, health officials said Tuesday.

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County said the county has had 11 local cases in 2019. This case appears to be unrelated with other cases.

The symptoms of dengue are fever and/or other symptoms such as headache, eye pain, nausea, unusual bleeding and more. Severe cases can result in shock, internal bleeding and death.

Dengue is a virus spread through mosquito bites through the Aedes mosquito. 

Health officials advise the public to remain diligent in mosquito protection and to remember to "drain and cover."

For more information, visit the DOH Miami-Dade website.

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