Via WESH.com in Orlando: Chikungunya fever case reported in Orange County. Excerpt:
A case of chikungunya fever, a disease spread by bites from infected mosquitoes, has been reported in Orange County, officials with the Florida Department of Health announced on Monday.
Officials said the person infected by the disease had traveled to Haiti but has since fully recovered.
"Avoiding mosquito bites is the key to preventing infection with chikungunya and other mosquito-borne diseases," said Dr. Kevin Sherin, director of the Department of Health in Orange County.
"Floridians and visitors are encouraged to take precautionary measures to help reduce the chance of being bitten. Remember to drain and cover."
Central Florida residents are advised to drain standing water to prevent mosquitoes from multiplying, cover skin with clothing or repellant and cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out.