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Dengue fever in Miami-false alarm

Posted by Sheli Muniz -email

MIAMI(AP)--- Test results for a suspected case of dengue fever in the Miami area have come back negative.

The Miami-Dade County Health Department announced the first test results on Friday.

Dengue fever is a flulike illness spread by the bit of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito, a common urban mosquito in the U.S. and Caribbean.

According to health officials, a Miami Beach man was suspected of contracting the disease and has fully recovered.

A recent study found five percent of Key West residents show evidence they have been exposed to the virus, but few became ill.

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