Another Case of Dengue Confirmed in Miami-Dade County

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An Aedes Aegypti mosquito is photographed on human skin in a lab of the International Training and Medical Research Training Center (CIDEIM) on January 25, 2016, in Cali, Colombia. CIDEIM scientists are studying the genetics and biology of Aedes Aegypti mosquito which transmits the Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue and Yellow Fever viruses, to control their reproduction and resistance to insecticides. The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects, is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization said. AFP PHOTO/LUIS ROBAYO / AFP / LUIS ROBAYO

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 related 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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