By Connor Boyd Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 10:13 GMT, 21 November 2019 | Updated: 13:47 GMT, 21 November 2019
Miami is on high alert for dengue fever after an eleventh person in the city caught the mosquito-borne illness.
Residents are being urged to protect themselves from the insects by wearing long sleeves when outdoors and spraying insect repellent.
Officials also advised draining water from their yards and turning over anything holding water such as buckets and plant pots, where mosquitoes like to breed.
Miami-Dade County officials have issued a high risk health alert after an eleventh person contracted dengue fever (file)
The Florida Department of Health said none of the cases were related following the outbreak in March, CBS reports.
The case of the eleventh patient, whose identity hasn't been released, was recorded by officials in Miami-Dade County.
Dengue fever is caused by the dengue virus, which is transmitted by infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
Aedes aegypti thrives in tropical climates and breed in stagnant pools of water.
Dr William Petrie, of Miami-Dade's Mosquito Control, said: 'It bites during the day, whereas most mosquitos coming out at night. It only breeds around humans.
'It doesn’t breed in the bush or in trees or in the Everglades, it only breeds around human habitation. And it only bites humans.'
Most people experience few to no symptoms but those who develop symptoms can