First case of dengue in Miami discovered during Zika testing

First case of dengue in Miami discovered during Zika testing

Florida health officials have discovered Miami’s first case of dengue – a mosquito-borne viral infection that causes flu-like symptoms – while testing residents for the Zika virus.

The health department confirmed the infection on Wednesday. It is the second in Florida this year, and the first in the Miami area.  Dengue occasionally develops into a more severe infection, which is potentially lethal.

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