Case of mosquito-borne dengue fever in Miami-Dade County

Palm Beach County to spray for mosquitoes Tuesday
Posted at 4:04 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 16:04:38-04

Florida health officials are warning that mosquito-borne degune is on the rise.

The Department of Health in Miami-Dade County confirmed two cases Tuesday.

Dengue fever is a disease that could cause high fever, muscle and joint pain. Other symptoms include nausea and vomiting.

Although it is not new to the South Florida region, health officials say the disease was acquired locally.

They're advising everyone to keep your body covered with clothing and repellent as well as keep doors and windows closed to prevent mosquitoes from getting inside.

"It's not something to panic. It's just something to know that the mosquito is here and we just have to continue to be as responsible as we have been in draining and covering," said Dr. Alvaro Mejia with the Florida Department of Health.