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Outbreak of Dengue Fever imminent in Florida?

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posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 05:56 PM
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Dengue Fever has not been seen in Florida in over 80 years. It is known as one of the diseases that 21st Century Medicine has irradicated.
Here is a little information about Dengue Fever.

Dengue Fever is transmitted by Mosquitto bites. It is moslty found in Tropical zones and under-developed countries, and has been irradicated from the United States. The symptoms of Dengue Fever include:
*severe headache
*muscle and joint pains
*fever
*rash
There is no specified treatment for Dengue Fever, and it usually passes after 1-2 weeks.
Dengue Fever is no huge threat. But, Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (from now on, referred to as DHF) is VERY dangerous.
Signs and Symptoms of DHF include:
*severe headache
*muscle and joint pains
*fever
*rash
*bleeding from nose, mouth and gums.
*bruising
*shock
*my Biology teacher, who is an expert on mosquittos, tells me that DHF can also cause bleeding from the eyes.

Along with DHF comes the possibility of death. It has about a 5% mortality rate.


Now that you know what DF and DHF is, the next thing to explain is how the case popped up again in the U.S. ...



A woman in Key West had recently come down with a bout of the Dengue fever, the first such reported case in Florida in over 80 years.

The woman, who was visiting from New York, may have contracted the virus in the Keys, according to physicians in New York. Mosquitoes, not humans, can be thanked for the transmission of the virus.

Key West officials have yet to confirm that woman had Dengue or contracted it in Monroe County, but they have stepped up efforts to spray for mosquitoes throughout the area to ensure there will be no outbreak of the virus.

Symptoms of dengue include high fever, headache, pain behind the eyes, backache, joint pains and sometimes rash. The pain can be so excruciating to the joints that the fever is sometimes called "breakbone" or "bonecrusher" fever.

The mosquito that transmits the potentially deadly virus hunts in the day as opposed to other mosquito species which prefer for the cool of night. Looks like picking your poison might be between an insect and swine.

NBC News

There is one confirmed case, which happened on September 6-9. People who are experts on Mosquittos said that this could lead to an outbreak in the next few weeks.

Here is a brief article from wikipedia:


The WHO says some 2.5 billion people, two fifths of the world's population, are now at risk from dengue and estimates that there may be 50 million cases of dengue infection worldwide every year. The disease is now epidemic in more than 100 countries.

Wikipedia

Just as another brief note, wikipedia also says:


Dengue fever was one of more than a dozen agents that the United States researched as potential biological weapons before the nation suspended its biological weapons program.

Wikipedia

There is my research. We have Dengue Fever possibly re-emerging in Florida, which could case a medical crisis down here if things get out of control.
I just thought everyone would want to be 'in the know'.

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posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 06:06 PM
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I suffered from this when I was a teenager.

This really scares me.

Really.



posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 06:20 PM
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Thank you for that very important news.

Living in southeast coastal Georgia I can tell you that no matter what spraying or other method of mosquito killing is used there will still be mosquitoes.

Even with the trucks spraying poison and helicopters also spraying there is always a hollow log or mud hole somewhere the poison does not reach.

I don't go outside without spraying down with a spray that contains deet.

edit to tell you I gave you a star and a flag.

[edit on 16-9-2009 by dizziedame]



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