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Florida Threatened By Mosquito-Borne Diseases

 
Florida Threatened By Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Posted June 5th, 2014 @ 3:37pm

Florida's facing threat from two mosquito-borne diseases.

Dengue and chikingunya -- over a dozen people in Florida are confirmed to have either of these mosquito transmitted diseases- that can in worst case cause death...

And the symptoms are similar for both

"Joint, aches, fever, headache; That type of symptom....flu-like symptoms."

Joe Marhefka with Broward Mosquito Control warns that you need to drain any standing water around your home- that includes water that can gather on your plants- skeeters love that.

In all these cases the diseases have been contracted outside the country and been brought here.

(Photo: Justin Sullivan / 2009 Getty Images)

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