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November 16, 2012

Second local case of dengue reported in Miami-Dade

The second locally acquired case of dengue fever this year has been reported in Miami-Dade County, health officials said Friday.

The second locally acquired case of dengue fever this year has been reported in Miami-Dade County, health officials said Friday.

An 82-year-old man has acquired the mosquito-borne illness, Miami-Dade County Health Department Administrator Lillian Rivera said.

In the previous case, reported in September, a woman in her 60s was infected.

Symptoms of dengue fever may include headache, fever, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, pain behind the eyes, joint pain and confusion, the health department said. It urged residents to “drain and cover” — removing any standing water and covering skin with clothing or repellant.

— Amy Driscoll

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