West Nile Virus
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.
The rainy season has started in South Florida and the threat for mosquitoes is growing.
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.
Recent heavy rains have experts already calling thi sone of the worst mosquito seasonin years. And that has health officials extremely concerned. We look at what’s being done to protect us and our families.
Would you stick your arm in a cage filled with 150 hungry Southern House mosquitoes, the very ones that carry the West Nile virus?
More than 4,000 people have been infected with the West Nile virus this year, making it the biggest outbreak of the disease since 2003, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While the calendar may say December, our temperatures are in the humid 80s during the day making it feel more summer-like than winter-like. Summer-like heat can bring out summer pests.
If you plan to spend your day working or playing outdoors, you may want to apply some bug spray along with the sunscreen.
The Miami-Dade County Health Department has confirmed a human case of West Nile virus.