Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    YoYamma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    21,556
    +1
    4,776

    WARNING: Dengue Fever in the Florida Keys

    Attention Florida friends and visitors to the Keys:
    wear your bug spray and avoid mosquitoes!


    Very painful, first outbreak in Florida since the 1930's...

    August 3, 2010 11:17 p.m. EDT

    (CNN) -- The Florida Department of Health confirmed an increase in the number of cases of dengue fever acquired in the Key West area.

    Symptoms appear three to 14 days after the bite of an infected mosquito, according to the Florida Department of Health. They include sudden onset of fever, severe headache, severe pain behind the eyes, muscle, joint and bone pain (giving the disease the nickname "break-bone fever") and bleeding. Gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea may also be present in some cases. Dengue fever symptoms usually last four to seven days. It is often diagnosed incorrectly because the symptoms are similar to influenza and other viruses. Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a rare but more severe form of dengue infection that can be fatal if not recognized and treated.
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/08/03...lorida/?hpt=T2


  2. #2
    ryandi2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    conesus ny!
    Posts
    2,092
    +1
    19
    thanks for the heads up.. i will be in florida for a cruise next friday

  3. #3
    YoYamma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    21,556
    +1
    4,776
    You're welcome!
    "Break-bone fever" with bleeding, yikes!

  4. #4
    ryandi2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    conesus ny!
    Posts
    2,092
    +1
    19
    this will be fun lol.. ill make sure i let my group know

  5. #5
    I AM A VERMIN icerat4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    CRYSTAL LAKE IL
    Posts
    5,098
    Way TO GO YO....Nice Catch...Ty..

  6. #6
    YoYamma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    21,556
    +1
    4,776
    Thanks buddy, just watchin' out for the peeps; we have mosquitoes on top of mosquitoes here in Florida; we always have. Some say the mosquito is our official state bird!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Is Jet Ski Brian and his gang in the Florida Keys???
    By kwtony in forum Open Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-03-2014, 08:49 AM
  2. NEEDED: Someone in the Florida Panhandle/Santa Rosa Area....
    By BartenderSmalley in forum Southeast
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-26-2009, 08:11 PM
  3. WTB broken 1300r in the florida area
    By Soto in forum Yamaha Classifieds
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-26-2008, 09:18 PM
  4. Where to ride in the florida keys
    By USS RXT in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-12-2007, 06:09 PM
  5. Ridin' in the Florida Keys Yesterday
    By tomgtv in forum Open Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-21-2006, 10:14 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •