By this point, it’s pretty well known that Florida is currently considered one of the biggest hot spots in the United States for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. According to the Florida Department of Health (DOH), we’re up to nearly 250,000 cases, haven’t had less than 5,000 new cases in a single day since mid-June, and have suffered over 4000 deaths since the pandemic began.
If our plethora of COVID-19 wasn’t reason enough where I’d suggest to not visit the Sunshine State right now, we now have one more.
Dengue fever. Eleven cases of it, so far.
Yep. Can you believe it?
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas [*cough* like Florida *cough*].
According to spokesperson Chad Huff workers from the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District are targeting adult mosquitoes and larvae, utilizing helicopters and trucks.
To help decrease the spread, officials are asking local residents to remove possible mosquito breeding grounds (typically anything outside that would contain standing water).
But yeah…just avoid Florida right now.
*** Feature Photo: U.S. Army Illustrations
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