|Published:||Jul 17, 2010 1:35 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 16, 2010 10:36 PM EDT|
MIAMI, Fla. - 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 (ay-EE-deez ee-JIP-ty), 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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