Locally Acquired Dengue Fever is On the Rise in the U.S.

Author: Mosquito Squad

Anyone who has ever itched or scratched due to a mosquito bite, knows  the nasty pest is annoying, but they are now becoming more and more dangerous. According to MedPage today, more than 24 cases of locally acquired Dengue Fever have been diagnosed in Key West, Florida over the past 9 months. Read the complete article here.

Transmitted by mosquitoes, Dengue Fever, is most commonly found in tropical environments and causes severe fever, joint pain and rash. What makes this rise in cases worrisome is that they were transmitted in the United States. Normally when cases are diagnosed in the US the patient has traveled to areas where it is more common.

As a result of the Dengue cases in Key West, officials have ramped up mosquito control. As insect-borne diseases become more and more prevalent, it’s important to learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from potentially harmful mosquitoes. Visit the Mosquito Squad website to learn more about different ways to keep mosquitoes away.