By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Florida state health officials reported the second locally-acquired dengue fever case of 2020 in Miami-Dade County. Earlier this year, a dengue local transmission was reported in Monroe County.
Dengue can present as a severe flu-like illness with severe muscle aches and pain, fever and sometimes a rash. Usually, there are no respiratory symptoms. Symptoms of dengue will appear within ten days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Dengue fever is not contagious but is transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito.
In 2019, 16 cases of locally acquired dengue fever have been reported- Miami-Dade County saw 14, Hillsborough and Broward Counties reported one each.
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