Locally acquired case of dengue fever turns up in Miami

“The first locally acquired case of dengue fever in Miami-Dade County in more than 50 years was confirmed Thursday by health officials. They warned people to take precautions against the mosquitoes that carry it.

“This is a big deal,” said Lillian Rivera, administrator of the Miami-Dade Health Department.

“We have not had a locally acquired case of dengue fever since the 1950s,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, the department’s chief epidemiologist. “

(Source: Locally acquired case of dengue fever turns up in Miami)

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