Department of Health

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

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.

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

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