Florida reports 4 additional local dengue transmission in Miami-Dade County


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The Florida Department of Health reported four additional cases of locally acquired dengue last week, bringing the state’s total to 59 this year.


All four new cases were reported from Miami-Dade County, which now represents 55 of the 59 authentic cases reported.

Dengue is a virus spread by mosquito bites from the Aedes mosquito, which also spreads Chikungunya virus and Zika virus. Most people infected with dengue have mild or no symptoms. Those who develop symptoms usually recover after about 1 week.

Common symptoms of dengue are fever and one or more of the following: headache; eye pain (usually behind the eyes); Muscle, joint or bone pain. hasty; Vomiting and nausea; or unusual bleeding (nose or gum bleeding, small red spots under the skin, or unusual bruising). Severe dengue can result in shock, internal bleeding, and death.

Health officials are advising the public to remain diligent in their personal efforts to protect mosquitoes by remembering to “drain and cover.”

Drain standing water to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, children’s toys,
Flower pots or other containers in which sprinklers or rainwater will collect.
• Get rid of old tires, barrels, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances, etc
Items that are not being used.
• Empty and clean birdbaths and pet water bowls at least once or twice a week
• Protect boats and vehicles from the rain by using fabrics that do not accumulate water.
• Maintaining swimming pools in good condition and properly treated with chlorine. empty
Plastic swimming pools when not in use.

Covering the skin with clothing or insect repellent.

• Clothing – wearing shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeves. This type of
Protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where
Mosquitoes are present.
• Repellent – Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use insect repellents according to the label. Insecticides containing DEET, picaridin, lemon eucalyptus oil, Par-menthane-diol, 2-undecanone and
IR3535 effective.
• Use a mosquito net to protect babies under two months of age.

Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your home.
• Repair broken blinds on windows, doors, balconies and patios.

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