Officials Lift Martin County Dengue Fever Advisory

Dec 4, 2013

JENSEN BEACH, FLA. — State health officials have lifted a dengue fever advisory in Martin County. 

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No new cases of the mosquito-borne illness have been reported in the Rio-Jensen Beach area since September. Health officials lifted the advisory on Tuesday.

Over a five-month period, 22 people in the area developed the signs of the illness, which include high fever and aching bones.

Health officials issued the alert during the summer after officials confirmed cases of the illness. It is spread by mosquito and officials say the risk goes down as the temperatures get cooler and the insects are not as much of a concern.

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