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1 Dengue Fever Showing Up In Central Florida on Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:16 pm

rosco 357

Dengue Fever Showing Up In Central Florida
Officials Trying To Prevent Spread To Local Mosquito Population

POSTED: 5:18 pm EDT July 21, 2010
UPDATED: 5:46 pm EDT July 21, 2010

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Dengue fever has infected a handful of people in Central Florida, health officials said.

“This is not a regular flu virus that you get, you feel a lot worse,” said Dr. Todd Husty.

“You get a real great fever, a horrible fever; it's called ‘break bone fever.’ You feel like your bones are breaking, but it's really joint pain,” Husty said.

Health officials said more than a dozen people have picked up the virus from Mosquitoes in the Keys.

More than 30 more across the state of Florida have the fever after picking it up out of the country.

Signs And Symptoms Of Dengue Fever

Mosquitoes in Central Florida do not carry Dengue, but they could if people are not careful, local doctors said.

Mosquito control experts are treating areas near where three Orange County people have Dengue. While the patients caught the fever somewhere else, if they get bitten by mosquitoes the virus could get into the local mosquito population.

“There's a possibility that you've produced enough virus for our local mosquitoes to pick it up,” said Dr. Tom Breaud with Orange County Mosquito Control.

Doctors say anyone with Dengue should stay inside, away from mosquitoes.

While most mosquitoes bite at dawn and dusk, insects carrying Dengue have a different pattern.

“The mosquitoes that transmit Dengue to us bite during the day,” said Breaud.


I stay inside so I'm not worried about it. I do feel for the people that get it thou. It sounds horrible.

3 Re: Dengue Fever Showing Up In Central Florida on Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:43 pm


West Nile has shown up here, seems it is always something with the friggin bugs.

4 Re: Dengue Fever Showing Up In Central Florida on Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:14 am

rosco 357

yep and yall have those alligators, lol we have scorpions at the lake small ones, all i have seen have been dead, u dont see them here at home only at the lake,,

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