The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County is urging residents to take precautions against mosquito-borne illness following the investigation of three additional locally-acquired cases of dengue fever. The three cases include a 49-year-old and two 64-year-old individuals. This brings the total of locally-acquired dengue cases for 2014 in Miami-Dade County to four.

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The first autochthonous dengue case was reported in early July in Miami-Dade County.

Symptoms of Dengue Fever may include headache, fever, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, pain behind the eyes, joint pain, and confusion. Health care providers should contact their county health department if they suspect an individual may meet the case definition for a mosquito-borne illness.

Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control and the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County continue surveillance and prevention efforts and encourage everyone to take basic precautions to help limit exposure.

In 2013, at least 25 locally acquired dengue fever cases were reported on Florida’s south Atlantic coast (24 in Martin County and one in Miami-Dade). For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

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