State health officials are telling residents to take precautions after confirming a case of mosquito-borne dengue in Miami-Dade County.
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County said Tuesday there is a heightened concern with residents becoming ill and is reminding people to take precautions and avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
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.
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