Dengue Fever

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Bill Gates Fights For End To Mosquito-Borne Illness

Philanthropist Bill Gates made a pledge to end malaria within his lifetime and planned to give more money toward that goal.

11/02/2014

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

3 New Cases Of Dengue Fever In Miami-Dade

Those pesky mosquitoes in South Florida are causing more problems. Health officials have issued a mosquito-borne disease alert for Miami-Dade County after confirming three more cases of locally acquired dengue fever.

CBS Miami–09/12/2014

Closer view of an Aedes Aegypti mosquito (dengue fer vector) inside a house in Santa Barbara neighborhood north outskirst Guatemala city on July 11, 2013. Guatemalan government keep a strategic plan for the prevention and control of dengue. AFP PHOTO/Johan ORDONEZ (Photo: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

New Dengue Fever Cases Reported In Miami-Dade

The agency said Friday three additional cases of locally acquired dengue fever have been reported.

08/29/2014

July 28. 2014: Bats in South Miami (Source: CBS4)

South Florida City Stops Mosquito Sprays To Protect Endangered Bat

It’s safe to say no one really likes mosquitoes, and the county receives dozens of calls to spray to get rid of them. But, one South Florida city wants the spraying to stop in hopes of saving an endangered bat.

07/28/2014

(Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: Man vs. Mosquito

Mosquitos are an unavoidable fact of life of summer in South Florida. Sure they are a nuisance, but for some people a close encounter with a mosquito can be a lot more serious, even dangerous.
Mosquitos can spread all sorts of disease. We focus on what you can do protect yourself and your family and what’s being done on your behalf.

My TV 33–07/28/2014

(Source: AP)

Dengue Fever Case Confirmed In Miami-Dade

The first locally acquired case of Dengue Fever in Miami-Dade in 2014 has been confirmed by the county’s health department. The individual was diagnosed based on symptoms and confirmed by laboratory tests. The health department adds that the individual has fully recovered from this illness.

07/09/2014

(Source: AP)

Health Dept.: Beware Of Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Fever

The season for mosquitoes will be in full force within a matter of weeks. Ahead of that, the Florida Department of Health is advising residents and visitors to be aware of chikungunya fever.

05/16/2014

The body of a female mosquito fills up and balloons as she sucks blood from a photographer's hand at Everglades National Park August 12, 2002 in Flamingo, Florida. The female bugs use the blood protein to feed their eggs then lays the eggs in water. The itch from the bite is caused by the human body's immune system responding to the mosquito's saliva.  (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Blood Samples Collected After TC Dengue Fever Outbreak

Blood samples are being collected from 300 people on Florida’s Treasure Coast by public health workers after 18 cases of mosquito-borne illness were confirmed.

09/13/2013

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

More Cases Of Dengue Fever In South Florida

Officials warn of an increased risk for dengue fever in South Florida. Four new cases have been confirmed on the Treasure Coast, bringing the total of reported cases of the mosquito-borne disease to eleven.

08/31/2013

The body of a female mosquito fills up and balloons as she sucks blood from a photographer's hand at Everglades National Park August 12, 2002 in Flamingo, Florida. The female bugs use the blood protein to feed their eggs then lays the eggs in water. The itch from the bite is caused by the human body's immune system responding to the mosquito's saliva.  (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Dengue Fever Advisory For Two Central Florida Counties

If you are planning to head to up the coast, you may want to pack some bug spray.

CBS Miami–08/25/2013

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