Three More Cases of Dengue Confirmed in Miami-Dade County

Three more cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in Miami-Dade County, health officials said.

The cases were confirmed in three Miami-Dade residents and appear to be locally transmitted, officials said. Two of the three cases appear to be related, according to a statement from the Florida Department of Health.

Eight cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in Miami-Dade County for 2019.

Dengue is spread through the Aedes mosquito, which also spreads chikungunya and Zika. Common symptoms of dengue include fever, headache, eye pain, muscle or joint pain and nausea and vomiting.

Many people infected with dengue have mild to moderate or no symptoms. When symptoms do develop, they typically subside after about a week, according to the department. 

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas. 

Health officials recommend draining standing water and covering skin with clothing or repellent to prevent mosquito bites and possible infection.