2nd travel-related case of Dengue Fever in Palm Beach Counter

2nd travel-related case of Dengue Fever in Palm Beach Counter


TED A PATIENT WITH SYMPTOMS LAST MONTH. OUR ALEX BROWNING EXPLAINS. REPORTER: ZIKA ISN’T THE ONLY MOSQUITO BORNE ILLNESS HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE FIGHTING HERE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY.>>THE BATTLE IS GROWING FOR WORKERS AS HEALTH OFFICIALS IDENTIFIED THE SECOND CASE OF DENGUE FEVER THIS YEAR. HEALTH WORKERS BELIEVE THIS IS AN ISOLATED CASE.>>DENGUE CAN ACTUALLY BE MORE SERIOUS DISEASE DENGUE IS MORE COMMON REPORTER: DR. DAVID DODSON IS A INFECTION DEISEASE SPECIALIST. THERE’S A FORM OF DENGUE. THAT CAN BE SEVERE AND LIFE THREATENING. THE SAME MOSQUITO, THE AEDEAS EGYPTAE, CARRIES DENGUE ZIKA AND SEVERAL OTHER ILLNESSE IN THE ROUGHLY 40 CASES OF DENGUE IN FLORIDA NONE HAVE BEEN LOCALLY ACQUIRED. THOSE INFECTED PICK UP THE VIRUS IN AREAS OF THE CARRIBBEAN AND SOUTH AMERICA. IN FLORIDA WE SEE CASES USUALLY FROM CARIBBEAN THAT A TRAVELER COMES BACK WITH FEVER, RASH AND MUSCLE ACES. — MUSCLE ACHES. WHETHER IT’S ZIKA OR DENGUE THERE’S ONE THING YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF>>MOSQUITO BITE PREVENTION THAT’S WHAT EVERYBODY NEEDS TO FOCUS ON. HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THEY CAN’T SAY IT ENOUGH.>>GET RID OF STANDING WATER.

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