The Florida Department of Health in Orange County has confirmed a case of chikungunya fever, the second reported in Central Florida in the last week.
Health officials said the infected person in Orange County traveled to Haiti and has fully recovered from the mosquito-borne infection. The man has returned to work.
Dain Weister, a spokesman for the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, said it's the first case health officials have seen in Orange County.
"But we have been seeing more and more of these cases throughout the state of Florida that are being imported, meaning there are more and more outbreaks," Weister said.
"Avoiding mosquito bites is the key to preventing infection with chikungunya and other mosquito-borne diseases,"Director Dr. Kevin Sherin said. "Floridians and visitors are encouraged to take precautionary measures to help reduce the chance of being bitten. Remember to drain and cover."
Symptoms of chikungunya fever include sudden onset of high fever greater than 102 degrees, headache, muscle pain, severe joint pain mainly in the arms and legs, back pain and a rash.
The illness is not contagious and can only be transferred after a mosquito bites an infected person and then it goes and bites another person.
Currently, there are more than 100,000 cases of the most -- most of which are in the Caribbean.
Officials said the symptoms appear on average three to seven days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. There are more than 40 types of mosquitoes in Central Florida, officials said.
To protect yourself from mosquito-borne diseases, residents are recommended to wear repellent or long pants, sleeves, socks and shoes when venturing out at night. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus and IR3535 are effective.