Dengue in Miami, Florida

Mar 4, 2011 | healthmap | Outbreak News

The 2nd locally-acquired case of dengue fever since November 2010 was confirmed this week in Miami-Dade county, Florida. Dengue is a disease spread by the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Health officials are encouraging residents to take precautions such as to clear areas of standing water (where mosquitoes are able to lay eggs) and to utilize insect repellent when outdoors.

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