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One more reason to load up on the skeeter spray!

A new warning came out from the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County. Residents have been advised of an increase in mosquito-borne disease, specifically mosquitos transmitting dengue fever. One locally-acquired case has been confirmed.

If you’re not familiar with dengue, it can be nasty. Symptoms may show up between 2 and 14 days after you’ve been bitten. You could experience headaches and joint pain and/or severe vomiting. And certain groups are at greater risk for even more serious complications, like pregnant women and infants.

Here are a couple of reminders of things you need to do around your house:

~Drain standing water around your house.
~Empty and clean pet water bowls and bird baths.
~Properly maintain your pool.
~Apply repellent to your bare skin and clothing.

Check out the complete list here.