You may be tired of hearing about mosquito-borne illnesses, but they are not going away anytime soon. New recent cases of Dengue fever have been found in Florida and are predicted to move up north.
Dengue fever is primarily found in tropic and subtropic regions, such as South and Central America and Southeast Asia. Due to world wide travel, diseases from other countries can easily be carried to the U.S.
“Dengue fever is now the No. 1 mosquito-borne disease, causing an estimated 100 million human cases worldwide each year. According to the World Health Organization, the number of cases reported yearly has more than doubled since 1990.”
No vaccines or specific treatments are available. It just makes sense to prevent mosquito bites by using bug spray and covering up, especially during dusk and dawn.
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