Skip to comments.Dengue Fever Hits Key West
Posted on 05/23/2010 3:58:48 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
More than two dozen cases of locally-acquired dengue fever have hit the resort town of Key West , Fla., in the past nine months, officials from the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
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That’s because they stopped the aerial spraying years ago. It was inevitable that this would show up. They are morons! If it’s in Key West, it’s probably in the Everglades and other parts of South Florida as well.
In Key West? I doubt that is the reason. They are pretty strict about illegals in Monroe County, except for mainland Monroe, Dade and Broward, not so strict.
i had it
No...it can't be. No more than uncontrolled immigration to Pacific Islands by US troops in WWII caused outbreaks of bone break fever on those islands.
Well, there goes my trip to the Keys. Uh, wait a minute. I usually don’t go any further south than Homestead. Maybe, next year....
I've read about it in medical journals. Yikes. You are understating it a bit, aren't you? :-)
Growing up in South Florida, I recall the trucks going up and down streets spraying insecticide. To us, they were fog trucks that we ran behind, hiding in the fog.
Nearing 62 years old I have no ill effects nor does anyone else I am in touch with that I grew up with.
DDT was the most effective weapon combatting this and many other mosquito borne disease, which are worse than possible ill effects of DDT.
I’d imagine AIDS has got a leg up down there also...
Yup, DDT. Or perhaps we should just appease the mosquitos. Give them equal rights. Or are bugs ok to kill? Just not trees? Why or why not?
My point, I guess, was infectious diseases are just that: infectious. Anyone can be a carrier. Making it an illegal or immigration issue is counterproductive.
I grew up in Daytona Beach. Every time we heard the spray plane making a pass, we’d run out to stand under it and get “rained” on. I’m 70 and going strong.
San Francisco and Key West: our very own Sodom and Gomorrah.
Heh...see my #11
Illegal alien mosquitoes. Seriously, any latitude South of the US border is prone to dengue, and it is a major pain in the butt of a disease. Three weeks of utter misery.
Speaking from personal experience, I knew a girl who got dengue in the Phoenix metro area, and she was not a happy camper. She had about eight truly weird and unpleasant symptoms, and none of the local doctors had ever seen a dengue patient. With an Internet diagnosis, based on symptoms, her boyfriend got her a test for the disease, which turned up positive.
Unfortunately, all the doctors could do was shrug. Nothing much they could do for it, but treat the symptoms. And recommend that she never, ever again travel South of the border. Because there is a general sense that a *second* infection with dengue is much more likely to go hemorrhagic.
“Dengue fever usually starts suddenly with a high fever, rash, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, and muscle and joint pain. The severity of the joint pain has given dengue the name “breakbone fever.” Nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite are common. A rash usually appears 3 to 4 days after the start of the fever. The illness can last up to 10 days, but complete recovery can take as long as a month. Older children and adults are usually sicker than young children.
Most dengue infections result in relatively mild illness, but some can progress to dengue hemorrhagic fever. With dengue hemorrhagic fever, the blood vessels start to leak and cause bleeding from the nose, mouth, and gums. Bruising can be a sign of bleeding inside the body. Without prompt treatment, the blood vessels can collapse, causing shock (dengue shock syndrome). Dengue hemorrhagic fever is fatal in about 5 percent of cases, mostly among children and young adults.”
In other words, hemorrhagic dengue is like ebola fever. Sucks.
Yeah. Used to ride my bike in the cloud.
Dam what next we can’t get a break!
Me too. Dr’s told me I was lucky to have an easy case. Thought
I was ging to die and decided that might be a good idea.
Glad you got better.
Hah, that’s funny. In Oklahoma we used to ride our bikes behind the fog tractor. Didn’t ‘fect me, ‘fect me, ‘fect me.
*** In Oklahoma we used to ride our bikes behind the fog tractor.***
We used to run an dplay in the DDT spray on the Animas River, Farmington NM back in 1956!
All of us kids are still alive and kicking! Well, I did loose my hair after 40 years! Maybe that was the cause!;-)
THAT’S IT! DDT causes hair loss. I have that. Now I know what to blame it on ;)
Sorry guys, I’m 61 and still have all my hair. Just as gray as can be. So, it can’t be the fog trucks.
Just put some Avon Skin SO Soft on, they won’t touch you. Besides it’s the dry season, not many mosquitoes this time of year in Florida unless the winds are from the west or north which drives them in from the glades.
Better gray than going away!
I saw a research prof telling of African huts treated with DDT by just wiping the interior walls down in a recent study. 2 years later no misquotes will go inside. That is a miracle pesticide capable of saving millions of lives a year.
What do the progressive liberals want? Less people....hmmmmmm.
The ban will continue as long as they are in power and many will die, mostly black African impoverished children.
I’ve lived here in Bay County, Florida, for 13 years and we never had mosquitos until now. We can’t even go outside and my dogs scratch all the time. They don’t wait til late afternoon either....they are out all day. And, it is time for yellow flies too!
We had a very wet Spring and still have lots of water in low areas. A hair spray can puts out as much as the bug spray truck.
It’s either Bush’s fault...or the oil spill. Never mind that
neither were around when it began....
NO, not WRONG at all. You live in the panhandle, he was talking about visiting Key West or the South Florida area. Bay County vs. Dade and Monroe is worlds apart. South Florida is nothing like north Florida and if you live in FL you should know that. You don’t get the SE tradewinds up there. They blow in over the ocean and Gulf Stream most of the spring and summer and much of the winter. No skeeters over the open ocean. It probably blows them all over your way. :)
I had as my tagline a long while back- "San Francisco and Oakland: our very own Sodom and Gomorrah." That was when Oakland was showing it's ass concerning our military.
A little more specific than "people".
Ever hear of a town called Belle Glade?
A big THANK YOU to the immigrants, legal and ILLEGAL, who are bringing this disease into America, previously unknown within our borders. Isn’t unregulated immigration great!
Illegals, spreading the diseases Americans just won’t spread.
Oops, that’s racist.
I remember... a sound off in the distance...
Some one would yell, "You hear that everybody? Smoke man's coming! Let's go!"
Your comment that there are “no mosquitos in Florida” was misleading, at best. I was pointing out the increase here in Bay County....and we are thankful everyday that NW Florida is not like South Florida:)
You are misquoting me and I think you know that. Go back and read the post you responded to. I never said NO mosquitoes. Here is what I said:
Besides its the dry season, not many mosquitoes .
See that NOT MANY, NOT NO.
and I, sure that many in the SW and SE FL regions are thankful that they aren’t in NW Florida, especially in the winter when it’s below freezing there and in the summer when we can dive the reefs and get lobster in turquoise, crystal clear waters. :) Don’t bother to reply again, because I won’t be.
My father had Dengue fever on Bougainville in WWII. He never forgot it.
Clearly written as a "cover your ass".
A competent journalist would have checked and not written in this accusatory fashion.
I thought you got bald when your brain expanded forcing the bottom of the hair follicles out
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