Florida Department of Health issues mosquito-borne disease alert
Officials were asking Miami-Dade County residents to take precautions in an effort to prevent the mosquito-borne illness
MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – Four people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in Miami-Dade County so far this year, health officials said Friday.
The three cases of the mosquito-borne illness include a 49-year-old and a 64-year-old, the Florida Department of Health reported.
Health officials want healthcare providers to contact the department of health if a patient exhibits the symptoms -- headache, fever, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, pain behind the eyes, joint pain and confusion.
Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control continues prevention efforts.
- Drain standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying
- Cover skin with clothing or repellent
- Cover doors and windows with screens
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