dengue fever http://blog.wlrn.org en Florida Officials Swat At Mosquitoes With Dengue Fever http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-officials-swat-mosquitoes-dengue-fever Public health officials in Florida are once again scrambling to contain an outbreak of dengue fever, a disease spread by mosquitoes.<p>Until 2009, when it surfaced in Key West, the tropical disease hadn't been seen in Florida in more than 70 years.<p>Now there are concerns dengue may establish a foothold in the state.<p>Mosquito control is always important in Florida, but in July it became urgent in Stuart, a quiet community on the state's Atlantic coast. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:07:20 +0000 Greg Allen 20534 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Officials Swat At Mosquitoes With Dengue Fever Dengue Fever Pops Up In Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dengue-fever-pops-florida Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne illness, is back in Florida.<p>A handful of cases have been confirmed in<a href="http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/pdfs/2013/Martin-St.Lucie_Dengue-Alert-8-22-13.pdf"> Martin and St. Lucie counties</a> in the past week. The cases there prompted a public health alert. Another <a href="http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/pdfs/2013/Miami_LocalDengue_Advisory-8-23-13.pdf">case was seen in Miami-Dade</a>, where officials issued a mosquito-borne disease advisory.<p>Dengue was commonplace in Florida until the 1930s. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:19:52 +0000 19626 at http://blog.wlrn.org Dengue Fever Pops Up In Florida