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Dengue Fever Hits Key West
ABCNews.com ^ | May 20, 2010 | John Gever

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: borderslanguage; cdc; culture; denguefever; diversity; health; immigrantlist; immigration; keywest; medicine; outbreak; publichealth
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1 posted on 05/23/2010 3:58:48 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Uncontrolled Immigration? Nah, can’t be.
2 posted on 05/23/2010 4:00:11 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta; manc; Bushbacker1; seekthetruth; Nick_123; Matchett-PI; 4integrity; Humal; ...

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.


3 posted on 05/23/2010 4:00:58 PM PDT by mojitojoe (banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: truthguy

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.


4 posted on 05/23/2010 4:02:44 PM PDT by mojitojoe (banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Kanye West Reacts:
OBAMA HATES FLORIDIANS!

5 posted on 05/23/2010 4:04:04 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

bone breaker

i had it

sucked


6 posted on 05/23/2010 4:04:10 PM PDT by wardaddy (never been particularly pious but I stand with Franklin Graham...bigtime...you betcha...ya'll)
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To: truthguy
Uncontrolled Immigration? Nah, can’t be.

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.

7 posted on 05/23/2010 4:05:35 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: mojitojoe

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....


8 posted on 05/23/2010 4:06:31 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: wardaddy
i had it . . . sucked

I've read about it in medical journals. Yikes. You are understating it a bit, aren't you? :-)

9 posted on 05/23/2010 4:08:10 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

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.


10 posted on 05/23/2010 4:08:56 PM PDT by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

I’d imagine AIDS has got a leg up down there also...


11 posted on 05/23/2010 4:09:03 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: mojitojoe

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?


12 posted on 05/23/2010 4:10:08 PM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: Brugmansian
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

How do you know it wasn't the Japanese? And the immigration wasn't uncontrolled. We controlled it. We also left in a hurry when it was over. Who wants to hang around Guadalcanal or Bougainville. Besides my understanding (and this is a long time ago) that mosquitos were the source of this. Dengue and bone break fever are the same thing as I recall.
13 posted on 05/23/2010 4:16:30 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: truthguy

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.


14 posted on 05/23/2010 4:20:17 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: DakotaRed
ddt
15 posted on 05/23/2010 4:22:54 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: DakotaRed

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.


16 posted on 05/23/2010 4:32:38 PM PDT by ryderann
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

San Francisco and Key West: our very own Sodom and Gomorrah.


17 posted on 05/23/2010 4:32:44 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in democrat stands for patriotism)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Heh...see my #11


18 posted on 05/23/2010 4:33:33 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

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.


19 posted on 05/23/2010 4:41:03 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: ladyvet; ryderann

Yeah. Used to ride my bike in the cloud.


20 posted on 05/23/2010 4:41:38 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 486 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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