08-06-2010, 09:17 AM #1
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.
08-06-2010, 09:46 AM #2
thanks for the heads up.. i will be in florida for a cruise next friday
08-06-2010, 09:49 AM #3
"Break-bone fever" with bleeding, yikes!
08-06-2010, 11:08 AM #4
this will be fun lol.. ill make sure i let my group know
08-06-2010, 11:52 AM #5
Way TO GO YO....Nice Catch...Ty..
08-06-2010, 09:43 PM #6
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!
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