Officials Confirm Case of Mosquito-Borne Dengue Fever in Miami-Dade

Florida health officials Monday confirmed a locally acquired case of mosquito-borne dengue fever in Miami-Dade County.

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County is reminding residents and visitors to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to take basic precautions to help limit exposure by remembering to "drain and cover."

The DOH and the county's Mosquito Control Division is continuing surveillance and mosquito prevention efforts.

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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