The Florida Department of Health has confirmed four additional cases of dengue fever in our area. There were eleven previous cases confirmed in the Rio and Jensen Beach areas.

The health department says nine of the cases have affected Martin County residents and six have affected St. Lucie County residents.

The disease cannot be spread person-to-person, just by a mosquito bite.

The affected areas have been under a mosquito alert and residents are urged to clear their properties of any standing water. 

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