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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 Bushbacker1 (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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To: GiovannaNicoletta; mojitojoe

Dam what next we can’t get a break!


21 posted on 05/23/2010 4:47:05 PM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: wardaddy

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.


22 posted on 05/23/2010 5:18:52 PM PDT by JimSEA ("A deeply, deeply troubled individual" per WJC)
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To: JimSEA
You know it's pretty bad when you think you're dying, and you don't have a problem with that. ;)

Glad you got better.

/johnny

23 posted on 05/23/2010 5:27:51 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Brugmansian
Dengue is endemic to Mexico, Central and Latin America. Last case of Dengue in Florida was in 1934.
24 posted on 05/23/2010 5:33:21 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: DakotaRed

Hah, that’s funny. In Oklahoma we used to ride our bikes behind the fog tractor. Didn’t ‘fect me, ‘fect me, ‘fect me.


25 posted on 05/23/2010 5:43:39 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: DakotaRed
Don't worry. Obama's got it covered. You see, the boy-genius is going to keep fiddling until the gulf oil slick hits the tidal areas around the Keys, killing all mosquitos in their breeding areas. You see? Pure Wile E. Coyote genius!
26 posted on 05/23/2010 5:58:53 PM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: West Texas Chuck; DakotaRed

*** 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!;-)


27 posted on 05/23/2010 7:13:10 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Viva los SB 1070)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Remember camping as a kid in eastern Canada back in that time frame (1956-58) and having aircraft spraying DDT on forests to control the spruce worm. All these years later no hair ... ya think?
28 posted on 05/23/2010 7:22:28 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

THAT’S IT! DDT causes hair loss. I have that. Now I know what to blame it on ;)


29 posted on 05/23/2010 7:23:23 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: West Texas Chuck; Ruy Dias de Bivar

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.


30 posted on 05/23/2010 7:33:43 PM PDT by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: Bushbacker1

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.


31 posted on 05/23/2010 7:33:57 PM PDT by mojitojoe (banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: DakotaRed

Better gray than going away!


32 posted on 05/23/2010 7:36:26 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

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.


33 posted on 05/23/2010 7:38:07 PM PDT by Stymee
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Bttt.


34 posted on 05/23/2010 7:51:48 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: mojitojoe

WRONG!!
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.


35 posted on 05/23/2010 7:56:38 PM PDT by jch10 (Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war...)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

It’s either Bush’s fault...or the oil spill. Never mind that
neither were around when it began....


36 posted on 05/23/2010 8:31:24 PM PDT by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!....I can see November from my house!)
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To: jch10

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. :)


37 posted on 05/23/2010 8:55:34 PM PDT by mojitojoe (banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Brugmansian

Exactly.


38 posted on 05/23/2010 9:35:27 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
An interesting read from the American Council on Science and Health: The Legacy of the DDT Ban, the Legacy of Rachel Carson
39 posted on 05/23/2010 10:06:29 PM PDT by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar
"San Francisco and Key West: our very own Sodom and Gomorrah. "

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.

40 posted on 05/23/2010 10:43:11 PM PDT by matthew fuller ("In God We Trust" is being replaced by "Don't Aks, Don't Tell".)
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To: Stymee
"What do the progressive liberals want? Less people....hmmmmmm. "

A little more specific than "people".

41 posted on 05/23/2010 10:50:30 PM PDT by matthew fuller ("In God We Trust" is being replaced by "Don't Aks, Don't Tell".)
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To: ErnBatavia

Ever hear of a town called Belle Glade?


42 posted on 05/23/2010 11:42:37 PM PDT by snuffy smiff (imagine if the GOP grew a brain-and threw all RINOs OUT! But that would also require a spine *sigh*)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

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.


43 posted on 05/24/2010 12:41:38 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Liberal are like termites eating away our cultural foundations.)
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To: null and void
Used to ride my bike in the cloud.

I remember... a sound off in the distance...

mzmzmmzmzmzmzmzmzmzmzmmzmzmmzmzmzmzmzmzmzmz

Some one would yell, "You hear that everybody? Smoke man's coming! Let's go!"

44 posted on 05/24/2010 3:29:29 AM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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To: mojitojoe

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:)


45 posted on 05/24/2010 4:19:52 AM PDT by jch10 (Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war...)
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To: jch10

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:

I QUOTE:
Besides it’s 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.


46 posted on 05/24/2010 5:52:43 AM PDT by mojitojoe (banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Never on my watch
Yeah! THAT'S the sound!
47 posted on 05/24/2010 7:46:08 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 487 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: truthguy

My father had Dengue fever on Bougainville in WWII. He never forgot it.


48 posted on 05/24/2010 7:49:17 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Don't mess with Aunt Karen when she's been drinking)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
She denied having been out of the country,

Clearly written as a "cover your ass".

A competent journalist would have checked and not written in this accusatory fashion.

49 posted on 05/24/2010 8:52:35 AM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: West Texas Chuck

I thought you got bald when your brain expanded forcing the bottom of the hair follicles out


50 posted on 05/24/2010 8:58:06 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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