VIDEO: Dengue Fever Alert Post Floods in South Florida

Two cases of dengue fever are confirmed in Miami-Dade County, as South Florida continues its recovery efforts from recent historic rain and flooding.

Dengue is a painful, viral infection spread by mosquitos. Symptoms include fever, headache, eye pain, muscle or joint pain, nausea and in some cases, even death.

Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so it's important to drain and cover.

You should avoid being out in dawn and dusk - wear light, loose clothing including long sleeved- shirts and use insect repellent that contains DEET.

FL Arbovirus Alert

Photo: FL Health

For more information on what repellent is right for you, consider using the Environmental Protection Agency’s search tool to help you choose skin-applied repellent products: Click HERE

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) continues to conduct statewide surveillance for mosquito-borne illnesses. Floridians are encouraged to report dead birds via the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s site.

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