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11 août 2019 | 18h53 UTC

US: Dengue fever case reported in Miami-Dade county (Florida state)

United States of America Alerte de sécurité

Dengue fever case reported in Miami-Dade county (Florida state) August 6; case determined to be locally acquired

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/8/2019, 12h00 until 13/8/2019, 11h59 (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION Miami-Dade county (Florida)

Event

Health officials recorded a locally acquired case of dengue fever in Miami-Dade county (Florida state) on Tuesday, August 6. Further information was not immediately provided. Authorities have urged residents to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds in order to hinder the further spread of the disease.

Context

Symptoms of dengue fever include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, nausea, and rashes. Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) is a potentially deadly complication that is characterized by high fever, the enlargement of the liver, and hemorrhaging.

Advice

Individuals in Miami-Dade county are advised to take measures to protect themselves from mosquito bites - by wearing covering clothing, using insect repellent, and sleeping under mosquito netting or in an air-conditioned room - and to eliminate possible mosquito breeding grounds (e.g. small pockets of fresh water, such as rainwater that has collected in cans, bottles, tires, flower pots, clogged gutters, etc.).

 

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