This Week in South Florida: Barry Wray
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The Florida Keys are weeks away from a mosquito season like it has never seen. The plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes is meant to eventually stop mosquito breeding, and the diseases they spread, like Zika and Dengue. Barry Wray is the Executive Director of the Florida Keys Environmental Coalition and a critic of the plan, set to launch next month. He joined This Week in South Florida hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney, and their discussion can be seen at the top of this page. RELATED LINKDespite opposition, Florida Keys moves forward with genetically modified mosquitoes
4 new Dengue fever cases in Florida Keys, officials say
KEY LARGO, Fla. Four cases of Dengue fever have recently been confirmed in the Florida Keys, bringing the total number of cases reported this year to 26, health officials said. Most of the Dengue fever cases are in a two-mile (3,218-meter) area of Key Largo, the Miami Herald reported. In 2010, 66 cases of locally acquired Dengue fever in Florida were associated with Key West, health officials said. Dengue fever often presents flu-like symptoms with severe muscle aches and pain, fever and a rash. Health officials said this is the same mosquito that carries the Zika virus, which has symptoms similar to Dengue.
Miami-Dade under mosquito-borne illness alert following cases of dengue fever
James Gathany/CDCMIAMI - Miami-Dade County was placed under a mosquito-borne illness alert Friday following cases of dengue fever reported in the area. Two cases of locally-transmitted dengue have been confirmed in the county, with both cases appearing to be related to previous local cases. Miami-Dade has reported ten confirmed cases of dengue in the 2019. from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected. Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren't being used.