Florida Department of Health issues mosquito-borne disease alert

Florida Department of Health issues mosquito-borne disease alert

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.

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