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A potentially fatal disease usually it's only seen in the tropics but it showing up in Florida.
Big -- fever spread by mosquitoes.
Key West are you reporting more than fifty cases and health officials are worried.
Could spread through the south Phil Keating following the live from Key West, Florida.
Phil how long has it been since we have another dengue outbreak.
Jamie it has -- since the 1930s.
That anywhere in the United States has experienced an outbreak of dengue fever here in the keys.
It's subtropical of the lush plant life is abundance.
Now of course you a lot of rain during the hurricane season take a look at -- -- he had.
That's an Apollo right there you can see the mosquito larvae swimming around how -- they get here to the keys after all of these years.
Well the big mystery suspects.
Probably a tourist brought -- here after visiting the tropics.
It's not just the tourists that big of Key West this paradise so do mosquitoes.
These little things that resemble tiny to have balls are mosquito larvae.
Swimming and standing water it's.
But it's also the breeding ground for dengue fever.
So now small teams of anti mosquito assault squads roam the island.
Hunting the ankle byters -- booting out poison -- my bones felt like they're gonna break.
Richard branch got dengue fever after a mosquito carrying it got him.
He ended up being hospitalized at Miami.
I started off with a headache.
On that Monday.
I had -- -- the whole time.
I couldn't move this is the first dengue fever outbreak in the US since the 1930s.
Most likely came in from tourist.
That hadn't been traveled from an endemic area that have been anywhere in the Caribbean or anywhere in a tropical or subtropical area.
Dengue is spread from mosquitoes to humans through mosquito and so on.
The eighties -- time mosquito is the prime carrier and it -- in the Key West climate.
Where tourists with a -- can't unknowingly take it back home.
Now did you get it it shows up about a week later after the -- actually affects you and there's really no cure you have to live through the pain.
But you can't prevent it pretty easily by spray and -- off for any kind of mosquito spray that's got deep in it.
That's the best remedy and everyone down here is basically starting their day with a little squirt.
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