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Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles.

In 2013, an outbreak of locally-acquired dengue fever occurred in Martin County. Here is the summary: Martin County Dengue Outbreak 2013.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dengue Brochure: English Spanish
How to prevent the spread of the mosquito that causes dengue  (English and Spanish)

Information for Physicians and Healthcare Providers:

Information for Clinicians  
Dengue information for healthcare practitioners