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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)

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

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CDC Warns Of African Virus In Caribbean

A debilitating virus first detected in Africa has spread to the Western Hemisphere, specifically the Caribbean island of St. Martin.

CBS Miami–12/18/2013

(Source: AP)

Mild Mosquito Season Thus Far In Miami-Dade

It may be pretty hard to believe, but despite all of the rain in South Florida; Miami-Dade County hasn’t seen an unusually active mosquito season in 2013. So far.

CBS Miami–07/30/2013

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South Florida Ready To Fight Back Against Mosquito Invasion

Summer in South Florida means plenty of heat, rain and pesky mosquitoes.

CBS Miami–07/23/2013

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Gene-Altered Mosquitoes May Be Used To Fight Dengue Fever In Key West

Key West may soon be inundated with hundreds of thousands of pesky mosquitoes but their release would actually be for a good cuase.

CBS4–12/06/2012

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Miami-Dade Health Dept. Confirms 1st Dengue Fever Case

Miami-Dade County Health Department officials confirmed Thursday that a Miami-Dade resident has contracted Dengue Fever.

CBS4–09/27/2012

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Miami-Dade Ready To Fight Back Against Mosquito Invasion

Summer in South Florida means heat, rain and pesky mosquitoes. If you’ve been outside recently, you know the mosquitoes are back in full force which has Miami-Dade mosquito control ready to fight back.

CBS4–06/06/2012

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)

Skeeters Begin Summer Assault, Fight Back

Summer like temperatures along with afternoon rain and thunderstorms are perfect breeding conditions for one of South Florida’s peskiest pests – the mosquito.

CBS4–05/29/2012

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