KEY LARGO (CBSMiami) – The state’s health department has confirmed two new cases of Dengue fever in Monroe County.
These additional cases brings the county’s total so far this year to 47 cases.READ MORE: Florida Woman Records Close Encounter With Alligator While Paddleboarding
These individuals received medical treatment and are expected to make a full recovery.
Dengue fever is not contagious but is transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
Symptoms of Dengue will appear within 14 days.
Dengue can present as a severe flu-like illness with severe muscle aches and pain, fever, and sometimes a rash. Usually, there are no respiratory symptoms.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
Keys residents are urged to keep the area around their residences free from containers that collect water, wearing protective clothing, and use insect repellents.