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Viral mosquito-borne disease lands in Broward County (Fla.)
sun-sentinel.com ^ | May 16, 2014 | Emily Miller

Posted on 05/22/2014 4:38:17 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012

Broward is one of three Florida counties to have a confirmed case of a viral mosquito-borne disease called chikungunya fever.

According to the Florida Department of Health, three women who recently traveled to the Caribbean, including a 29-year-old from Broward County, have been diagnosed with the disease, which is transmitted solely through mosquito bites and is not typically fatal.

A 30-year-old woman in Miami-Dade County and a 44-year-old woman in Hillsborough County have also been diagnosed with the disease, which according to the department has made its way to the Caribbean from Africa, Asia and islands in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific. Palm Beach County has not reported any cases.

The disease can be passed along by Aedes mosquitoes that have bitten an infected person, according to the department. Because these mosquitoes can lay eggs in very small water containers, the department recommends draining water from containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected and throwing out any items that might collect water.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: chikungunyafever; florida; mosquitoes
Mosquito-borne virus spreading rapidly in Caribbean, overwhelming hospitals

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/05/22/mosquito-borne-virus-spreading-rapidly-in-caribbean-overwhelming-hospitals/

1 posted on 05/22/2014 4:38:17 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
Viral mosquito-borne disease lands in Broward County (Fla.)

Better hope the mosquitos aren't gay or you'll have a pandemic on your hands.

2 posted on 05/22/2014 4:47:04 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Viral mosquito-borne disease lands in Broward County (Fla.)

Better hope the mosquitos aren't gay or you'll have a pandemic on your hands.

3 posted on 05/22/2014 4:47:04 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The east coast is a swamp


4 posted on 05/22/2014 4:59:06 PM PDT by BOOHA
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To: BOOHA

I grew up in Hialeah. We always had mosquitoes and they always came by in the trucks and sprayed for them. We didn’t get diseases. What has changed?


5 posted on 05/22/2014 5:09:47 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Fumigation Reform


6 posted on 05/22/2014 5:11:42 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: BOOHA

St. Croix is a hot bed for this virus, bugs travel.


7 posted on 05/22/2014 5:13:32 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: ilovesarah2012

Draining Florida’s fever swamps and turning them into useful land was unacceptable to the neopagans.


8 posted on 05/22/2014 5:25:36 PM PDT by fso301 (uires that you believe)
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To: ilovesarah2012; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; ...
Bring Out Your Dead

Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.

The purpose of the “Bring Out Your Dead” ping list (formerly the “Ebola” ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.

So far the false positive rate is 100%.

At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the “Bring Out Your Dead” threads will miss the beginning entirely.

*sigh* Such is life, and death...

9 posted on 05/22/2014 5:38:08 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Gee. They can’t put the symptoms in the first three to five paragraphs?


10 posted on 05/22/2014 5:39:56 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: ilovesarah2012
transmitted solely through mosquito bites and is not typically fatal.

I'd rather deal with them than the sand flies that will devour you in Honduras...........and leave you scratching for weeks on end.

11 posted on 05/22/2014 5:40:52 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Isn’t “one-worldism” great?????


12 posted on 05/22/2014 5:46:16 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: petitfour
From the CDC: Symptoms Most people infected with chikungunya virus will develop some symptoms.

Symptoms usually begin 3–7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

The most common symptoms are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash.

Chikungunya disease does not often result in death, but the symptoms can be severe and disabling.

Most patients feel better within a week. In some people, the joint pain may persist for months.

People at risk for more severe disease include newborns infected around the time of birth, older adults (≥65 years), and people with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease.

Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.

Diagnosis The symptoms of chikungunya are similar to those of dengue [commonly called bone brake fever due to the pain level], another disease spread by mosquitoes.

See your doctor if you develop the symptoms described above. If you have recently traveled, tell your doctor.

Your doctor may order blood tests to look for chikungunya or other similar diseases.

Treatment There is no medicine to treat chikungunya virus infection or disease.

Decrease the symptoms: Get plenty of rest Drink fluids to prevent dehydration Take medicines, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen, or paracetamol, to relieve fever and pain.

13 posted on 05/22/2014 7:15:09 PM PDT by RicocheT (It ain’t a party ’til the dogs are eating the corpses in the street.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I think these skeeters were actually in the Caribbean.


14 posted on 05/22/2014 7:22:27 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping!


15 posted on 05/22/2014 7:40:18 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: null and void

This stuff works rather well.

16 posted on 05/22/2014 8:00:53 PM PDT by azishot
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To: ilovesarah2012

Take your Vitamin B every day. The mosquitoes will not bite you — they hate it.


17 posted on 05/22/2014 8:04:41 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


18 posted on 05/22/2014 8:08:41 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I think these skeeters were actually in the Caribbean.

That thought crossed my mind, too.

Of course, the reporter didn't think to ask that question.

A good newsperson would attempt to count days between the onset of the disease and the victims' Caribbean journeys - see if it falls in the normal incubation period, and deduce where they were bitten. Might be good information to know.

Or they could do what they did - declare an epidemic to cause a panic, and sell more papers...

19 posted on 05/22/2014 8:27:30 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Make no mistake this bug is going viral in the U.S. Arthropod borne diseases are very difficult to control. Illegal aliens are very adept at moving these diseases through a population. Does anyone remember how we were going to control the West Nile Virus and keep it from becoming endemic? Hellfire, we can’t even keep the queers from vectoring diseases; a simple process for venereal transmission, until it became a civil right in the gay community. .


20 posted on 05/23/2014 3:40:15 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: BOOHA

The east coast is a swamp””

Excellent. The mandated establishment of “wetlands” have set the stage for mosquito-borne diseases to move rapidly across the country since these are breeding grounds for these insects. We once drained the swamps to rid the nation of malaria, now we do the opposite.


21 posted on 05/23/2014 3:43:45 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Like we don’t have enough to worry about. Just stock up on mosquito repellent I guess.


22 posted on 05/23/2014 3:58:39 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: RicocheT
Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.... There is no medicine to treat chikungunya virus infection or disease.

Seems like a vaccine based on spent antibodies would be useful here...

23 posted on 05/23/2014 4:16:58 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: ilovesarah2012

I never got bit when I lived in Broward. They sprayed pretty good down there.


24 posted on 05/23/2014 6:04:58 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: Smokin' Joe

Didn’t know if this has been posted yet regarding MERS in Los Angeles (people on plane with Florida MERS)

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/05/22/16-being-monitored-in-la-county-for-possible-exposure-to-deadly-mers/


25 posted on 05/23/2014 6:02:12 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

Not to my knowledge. I’ll put it up, if you haven’t already. Thanks!


26 posted on 05/23/2014 9:59:03 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

thank you for posting!


27 posted on 05/23/2014 10:11:35 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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