1st Case Of Locally-Acquired Dengue Reported In Miami-Dade County

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida health officials have confirmed the first case of locally acquired Dengue fever in Miami-Dade County.

The infection is primarily spread through bites of infected mosquitoes.

The person infected with the virus has already received medical treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.

Health officials are investigating close contacts around the person to make sure more people are not infected.

Miami-Dade Mosquito Control says they are conducting aggressive mosquito control efforts in the area of concern.

Dengue fever can present itself as a flu-like illness with muscle aches, pain, fever and sometimes a rash. The symptoms appear within 14 days of being bitten by an infected mosquito and can last for up to a week.

This is the second case of locally acquired Dengue in Florida this year but this is the first case for Miami-Dade County.

Related: Dade Officials Release Locations Where Mosquitoes Tested Positive For Zika

The confirmed Dengue fever case comes as Florida health officials are combatting the spread of the Zika virus – spread through mosquitoes and sexual contact.

The virus – linked to severe birth defects in newborns – has spread through parts of Miami-Dade County including Miami Beach and the neighborhood of Wynwood. While Wynwood has been declared Zika-free meaning there are no local transmissions happened, parts of Miami Beach are still considered a Zika transmission zone.

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There is also speculation there may be another transmission zone. Four new cases reported Tuesday are still being investigated since officials have not been able to find a point of exposure.

Mosquito control has conducted spraying by ground and air meant to fight the spread of the virus.

As of Wednesday, there were 109 non-travel related cases in Florida and 693 travel-related cases. Of those cases, 91 pregnant women have been infected.

Click here for more information on the Zika virus or here for more Zika-related stories.

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One Comment

  1. Smarg Jones (@SmargJones) says:

    We’re a 3rd World nation now, thanks to Odumbo.

  2. john oakman says:

    South Florida is 3rd world—no surprise.

  3. Dj says:

    Amnesty for illegals is amnesty for the diseases they carry… Good job Obama.

  4. Mary McDaniel says:

    There used to be a saying in North Florida that if you were bad and you died, you went to Miami. I guess that is still true.

  5. voodoodaddy1 says:

    If you really want this type of stuff to stop you had better vote Trump in November!

    1. andrew says:

      i hope you’re trolling

  6. Totally Sarcastic says:

    We should totally allow more immigrants into the US from more third world countries with diseases like these so we can study them more closely. Good idea! Our government is super smart and efficient!

  7. Bkhuna says:

    There should be a wall around Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Sometimes it’s hard to know where Haiti stops and Florida begins.

  8. SWFL Resident says:

    Miami-Dade is a cess pool of 3rd world nations.

    — SWFL residet

  9. Mi Too says:

    Anyone else notice that these diseases that were virtually non existent in the USA before Barrack Hussian Obama became president?

  10. Steve Smith says:

    Time to bring back the use of DDT worldwide, before we all die.

  11. Attila says:

    Isn’t it obvious that another reason to screen immigrants is to control 3rd world disease? Go Trump.

  12. Ted Jones says:

    We will all be celebrating our diversity, from our hospital beds.

  13. Dengue, Zika, EV-D-68, multi-resistant TB and leprosy were not brought into the USA by mosquitos. Their vectors were infected 3rd world people imported by the Obama Regime.

  14. Steven says:

    Many of theses outbreaks is due to irresponsible immigration; politicians trying to get elected and re-elected.

  15. Jimmy Chonga says:

    “Some develop dengue hemorrhagic fever after the initial fever declines — a more severe form of the illness that can cause organ damage, severe bleeding, dehydration and even death.” Thanks, Obama, I really, really hope that Trump tries you for crimes against humanity.

  16. Kitcha says:

    Why am I not surprised? I am sure smallpox, yhellow fever, and malaria are not far behind.

  17. attilashrugs says:

    58 “If you will not observe and obey all the words of this Torah that are written in this book, so that you will fear this glorious and awesome name, Adonai your God; 59 then Adonai will strike down you and your descendants with extraordinary plagues and severe sicknesses that go on and on. 60 He will bring back upon you all the diseases the Egyptians had, which you were in dread of; and they will cling to you. 61 Not only that, but Adonai will bring upon you all the sicknesses and plagues that are not written in this book of the Torah — until you are destroyed. 62 You will be left few in number, whereas you were once as numerous as the stars in the sky — because you did not pay attention to the voice of Adonai your God.

    63 “Thus it will come about that just as once Adonai took joy in seeking to do you good and increase your numbers, so now Adonai will take joy in causing you to perish and be destroyed, and you will be plucked off the land you are entering in order to take possession of it.

    1. attilashrugs says:

      The vector for many of these diseases is the specific mosquito Aedes egyptti.

  18. Harry says:

    Thank every democrat you can find and an extra thanks to out traitor in chief Obama. Obama should be sued for criminal negligence as well as murder for the people that have died or been maimed by the diseases Obama and his complicit dems have brought into our country!

  19. Jason says:

    Open your borders to the World… you get the World’s DISEASES.

  20. The Bruce says:

    Aren’t open borders grand? Why visit the third-world when Obama is bringing the third-world to you? Diseases that were wiped out in the civilized world in the 20th century are making a comeback, thanks to our politicians. Pass the popcorn.

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