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Together, We can Fight the Bite!

What is Dengue Fever?
Dengue fever is a serious mosquito-borne illness. Dengue fever is caused by the dengue virus, transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito.  Symptoms can range from mild to severe and include high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, joint and muscle pain, rash, and mild bleeding.  Please seek medical attention if you are experiencing any symptoms.  Currently, there are no locally acquired human cases of dengue in Indian River County. 

The District is actively working to control mosquito populations through monitoring traps, inspecting potential breeding sites, area treatments, and public awareness. 
The treatment truck will be running missions in the evenings please see our Map for exact locations.

The District strongly encourages you to take steps to protect yourself from mosquito bites by:

  • Keeping doors and windows shut
  • Eliminate water in containers, and regularly check and empty anything that can hold water such as flower pots, buckets, and birdbaths
  • Cover your skin with long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, and shoes when outdoors
  • Use EPA-approved insect repellents and follow the package label instructions
  • Use netting on strollers or baby carriers when outdoors
  • Keep all screens on all windows and repair any holes
  • Put away items that are outside and not being used
  • Flush out water-holding plants with your hose once a week
  • Around buildings empty, turn over or toss anything that could hold water at least once a week
  • Stay informed by keeping up with local health department advisories 
Mosquitoes breed by laying eggs in and near water. Eliminating the water will help in reducing the sources of breeding sites.
Your cooperation is vital to our success. Stay vigilant, stay safe, and let's work together to eliminate this threat.
 
 Contact us at the District office with any questions or concerns by phone at 772-562-2393 or by email at irmcd@irmcd.org