DOH-MIAMI-DADE REMAINS UNDER A MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESS ADVISORY FOLLOWING CONFIRMATION OF A DENGUE CASE
July 29, 2022
MIAMI – The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (DOH-Miami-Dade) remains under a mosquito-borne illness advisory following the confirmation of an identified case of dengue in a Miami-Dade resident. This is the second local case of dengue infection in 2022.
Dengue is a virus spread through mosquito bites by Aedes mosquitoes which also spread the chikungunya and Zika virus. Most people infected with dengue have mild or no symptoms. Those that do develop symptoms typically 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.
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) continues to conduct statewide surveillance for mosquito-borne illnesses. Floridians are encouraged to report dead birds via the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s site. For more information, visit DOH’s website at https://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/mosquito-borne-diseases/index.html or contact DOH-Miami-Dade.