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

Smartphone Apps Are Helping Users Avoid Mosquitoes

Next time you’re having issues with mosquitoes the problem can be solved as easily as pulling out your smartphone.

07/23/2014

(Source: AP)

Miami-Dade Fights War Against Mosquitoes With Aerial Spraying

South Florida is under attack from mosquitoes but Miami-Dade County is about to fire the next shot in the war against these pesky critters.

07/18/2014

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

Residents Concerned About Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus

The Florida Department of Health confirmed the first case of locally acquired Chikungunya, one in Miami-Dade and the other in Palm Beach County.

07/18/2014

(Source: AP)

Health Dept. Confirms New Cases Of Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus

The next time you’re going to be outside, whether it’s here or while on a trip, here’s another good reason to make sure you apply bug spray. State officials say the number of Florida travelers who contracted the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus since the beginning of the year has risen to 81.

07/16/2014

(Source: AP)

Broward Co. To Spray Southwest Ranches For ‘Skeeters

Residents of Southwest Ranches who are getting tired of swatting at ‘skeeters are about to get some relief. The county’s Mosquito Control Section plans to spray spray for mosquitoes on Thursday, weather permitting, from 4 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.

06/25/2014

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 credit should read JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Officials Urge Greater Protection From Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes

The mosquito season is in kicking into high gear in Florida and state health officials are warning residents to protect themselves.

06/15/2014

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

Time To Be On The Look-Out For Mosquitoes

The rainy season has started in South Florida and the threat for mosquitoes is growing.

06/05/2014

(Source: AP)

Fourth Case Of Mosquito Borne Chikungunya Fever Confirmed In Florida

A fourth case of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya fever has been confirmed in Florida. It has been documented in 40 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

05/22/2014

(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

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