By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Health officials in Miami-Dade County have reported an additional confirmed dengue fever local transmission prompting a mosquito-borne illness alert.
This is the eleventh locally transmitted dengue fever case in Miami-Dade County in 2019 and the 13th case reported in the state of Florida (one case reported each in Broward and Hillsborough Counties).
Dengue is a virus spread through mosquito bites through the Aedes mosquitoes which also spread chikungunya and Zika virus. Most people infected with dengue have mild or no symptoms. Those that do develop symptoms recover after about one week.
The common symptoms of dengue are fever and one or more of the following symptoms: headache; eye pain (typically behind the eyes); muscle, joint, or bone pain; rash; nausea and vomiting; or unusual bleeding (nose or gum bleed, small red spots under the skin, or unusual bruising). Severe dengue can occur resulting in shock, internal bleeding, and death. If you or a family member develop the mentioned symptoms, visit your health care provider or local clinic.