MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A mosquito in South Florida has tested positive for the Dengue Virus.

The Florida Department of Health confirmed the first locally-acquired case of the Dengue Virus in Miami-Dade County on Tuesday.

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The department did not release the location.

The infection is primarily spread through bites of infected mosquitoes.

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The Health Department says “there is a heightened concern of additional residents becoming ill,” and “Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control and Habitat Management Division will continue surveillance and prevention efforts.”

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.

There are no vaccines to prevent infection. The CDC says that early recognition and treatment can “substantially lower the risk of medical complications and death.”

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To protect yourself from mosquitoes, remember to “Drain and Cover.”

  • Drain standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying.
  • Cover your skin with clothing and use mosquito repellent.
  • Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out.