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Dengue Fever Health Alert-Martin, St. Lucie, and Miami-Dade Counties

Floridians need to be aware that locally aquired Mosquito-Vectored Dengue Fever cases are on the rise for 2013.  On Thursday, August 22, 2013, Health Alerts were issued by the Martin County Department of Health and the St. Lucie County Department of Health.

Read the alert at: http://www.martincountyhealth.com/Documents/dengue/2013/denguealert82213.pdf

The Martin County Department of Health has additional useful information available at: http://www.martincountyhealth.com/

The St. Lucie County Department of Health and Dengue Fever Advisory is available at: http://doh.state.fl.us/chdStLucie/index.htm

For more information on mosquito-vectored diseases, visit the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory’s Mosquito Information site at: http://mosquito.ifas.ufl.edu/

Examples of the recent Martin County Dengue Fever alerts include-

WPTV.com Channel 5 at:

http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/martin-county-7-dengue-fever-cases-confirmed-in-martin-county

Miami-Dade County’s Health Advisory alert is available at: http://www.dadehealth.org/

Miami-Dade County also issued a Health Advisory Alert for Dengue Fever on Friday, August 23, 2013 as described in the Miami Herald Article here-

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/23/3581778/miami-dade-reports-first-dengue.html

CBS Miami news link for Dengue Fever warning

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/08/23/officials-confirm-case-of-dengue-fever-in-miami-dade-county/

Remember that the Florida Department of Health Weekly arbovirus summaries can be downloaded at:  http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/Weekly-Summary.html