Dengue virus confirmed in Florida resident

Health officials are urging Florida residents to take precautions against mosquitos after confirming a locally acquired case of Dengue virus.

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County reported the case Aug. 6 but did not share specific details about the infected patient.

"There is a heightened concern of additional residents becoming ill," the department said in a news release, adding that it will continue surveillance and prevention efforts.

Dengue is a mosquito-borne virus that causes symptoms such as fever, nausea, vomiting and rashes, according to the CDC.

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