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Mon Aug 26, 2013, 03:49 PM


" Dengue Fever Found on Florida's Treasure Coast"

"An outbreak of dengue fever linked to a neighborhood on Florida's Treasure Coast has caused Mosquito Control officials to go door-to-door in an effort to get rid of possible disease-carrying mosquitos.

Three dengue fever cases were confirmed two weeks ago, Martin County Health Department spokeswoman Renay Rouse said. A fourth case was uncovered after a review of previously unconfirmed cases in the area.

All four cases are linked to people living or working in the Rio neighborhood of Jensen Beach in Martin County, Rouse said."


"Dengue is transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. A person can contract with dengue fever or a more severe form, dengue hemorrhagic fever, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 100 million dengue cases are estimated each year in most tropical areas of the world."


It was only a matter of time before more and more of the world's mosquito borne diseases came ashore.

As the temps rise, the mosquitoes' range moves northward.

I am not sure at what temperature this species dies but I would imagine most of the eastern FL coast is possible.

And that is not even speaking of anything south and east, into the Gulf.

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tanyev Aug 2013 #1
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Mon Aug 26, 2013, 03:56 PM

1. OK, Republican Gulf Coast governors,

'splain to us how this threat to your states is not at all caused by global warming.

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Mon Aug 26, 2013, 04:19 PM

2. Ahem ...

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