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Doctors warn residents of viral mosquito-borne disease
Doctors from the Florida Department of Health are warning residents about a viral mosquito-borne disease.
Officials say cases of Chikungunya fever are popping up.
The disease is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes.
Symptoms typically begin three to seven days after being bitten and include fever and severe joint pains, often in the hands and feet.
It has been documented in 40 Countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.
Doctors have gotten three cases from Floridians who recently traveled to the Carribean.
The Florida cases include a 30-year-old woman from Miami-Dade County; a 29-year-old woman from Broward County; and a 44-year-old woman in Hillsborough County.
The Health Department advises residents to drain water outside the house and to wear repellant.