Tag Archives Dengue fever

Key West, FL has reported 28 cases of dengue fever since July 2009 – prior to July 2009 dengue was absent from the continental U.S. since 1945 and from Florida since 1934. Why dengue has returned to Florida is still being investigated but some contributing factors might be an increase in mosquitoes capable of delivering the disease, an increase in…

The US military announced on February 27 that 6 soldiers involved in the Haiti earthquake relief have been diagnosed with malaria. One day later, health authorities declared a dengue fever epidemic in Puerto Rico, which reported 210 cases in January. These news stories are a reminder that relief workers and tourists in the Caribbean face dangerous threats. Serving in Haiti…

Weather is enjoying celebrity-like status in the news this year.  The unusually warm weather in Vancouver has caused all kinds of problems with the outdoor Olympic events, but these abnormal conditions are not unique to British Columbia.  Many areas of Canada and the U.S. are experiencing unseasonable warmth and rain, or equally unusual cold and snow.  These strange patterns extend…

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