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By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Martin County health officials complete dengue fever community survey, total cases remain unchanged

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County announced yesterday the completion of the dengue fever community survey conducted in the Rio and Jensen Beach, according to a health department press release. Aedes More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
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Dengue fever cases now at 20 on Florida’s Treasure Coast

Martin County health officials have confirmed two additional cases of dengue fever, bringing the total to 20 locally acquired cases in the Rio and Jensen Beach area, according to a press release issued Sept. 18. Health More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 15th, 2013
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Dispatch Radio: Amoeba awareness, Jamie Grace, war with Syria and other news

SEPTEMBER 14   Guests include: Jeremy Lewis, father of Kyle Lewis and co-founder of the Kyle Gracin Lewis Amoeba Awareness Foundation and Heidi LaMeyer, mother of Hailee LaMeyer, and Education and Advocacy More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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Florida dengue cases continue to rise, 18 cases now confirmed

In a follow up to the dengue fever situation on Florida’s Treasure Coast, Martin County health officials say the case total now stands at 18. This is up from 15 reported last week. Aedes mosquito Image/CDC According More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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Florida blood bank, OneBlood, temporarily suspends blood donations from Martin and St. Lucie Counties due to dengue fever

The Treasure Coast counties of Martin and St. Lucie Counties have reported as of last week, at least 15 cases of locally acquired dengue fever (With a update scheduled today, the case count is likely higher).   Blood More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 31st, 2013
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Four more dengue fever cases reported on Florida’s Treasure Coast

The Martin and St. Lucie counties’ health departments issued a health alert Friday, Aug. 30, confirming four additional cases of dengue fever, bringing to total number of cases reported to 11 since the first More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, August 25th, 2013
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Dengue fever in Florida: A few words with Martin County Environmental Health Director, Bob Washam

With the first cases of dengue fever being reported in the United States on Florida’s eastern coast, health officials are implementing every weapon in the arsenal to get this situation under control.   Female More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, August 25th, 2013
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Hateful letter to autistic teen, Egypt, dengue fever in Florida, defeat Lindsey Graham and Light for the Lost golf tourney – Dispatch Radio

AUGUST 24 Our guests include: Bob Washam, Director of Environmental Health for the Florida Department of Health in Martin County to discuss the dengue fever situation on Florida’s Treasure Coast Dengue Fever More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 24th, 2013
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Dengue fever confirmed in Miami-Dade County, Treasure Coast total now at seven cases

After reports of  “locally-acquired” dengue fever cases in Martin and St. Lucie Counties on Florida’s east coast, their neighboring county to the south, Miami-Dade announced Friday the confirmation More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
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Martin County confirms one more dengue fever case, brings the total in Florida’s Treasure Coast to four

In a follow-up to a story last week, The Florida Department of Health in Martin County has issued a health alert today for mosquito-borne illness following the confirmation of one additional case of locally acquired More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 14th, 2013
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What is dengue fever?

Dengue fever is an infectious disease carried by mosquitoes and caused by any of four related dengue viruses. This disease used to be called “break-bone fever” because it sometimes causes severe joint and muscle More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 7th, 2013
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New research estimates 390 million people infected with dengue fever annually

The World Health Organization (WHO) says on their recent fact sheet that they currently estimate there may be 50–100 million dengue infections worldwide every year. However,new research published April 7 in More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 7th, 2013
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New research estimates 390 million people infected with dengue fever annually

The World Health Organization (WHO) says on their recent fact sheet that they currently estimate there may be 50–100 million dengue infections worldwide every year. However, new research published April 7 in More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
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Hundreds of dengue cases reported on the Solomon Islands, fears of it negatively affecting tourism

With the number of dengue fever cases pushing 900 on the Solomon Islands, the government has appointed a National Task Force to deal with the situation on the archipelago, according to a French Tribune report More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, February 14th, 2013
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Madeira dengue outbreak still ongoing, 28 cases reported in 2013

Although by all measures the dengue fever outbreak on the Portuguese island of Madeira, which began in early October 2012, has decreased significantly, the outbreak is still ongoing after the first month of the More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, February 1st, 2013
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Majority of Caymanians not too concerned about dengue fever: poll

The Cayman Islands saw the most dengue fever cases in several decades in 2012, so much that the western Caribbean Islands are now considered endemic for the mosquito borne viral disease. Aedes aegypti Image/CDC However, More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
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Dengue fever incidence has increased 30-fold during the past half century:WHO

While certain neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have decreased dramatically over the years, guinea worm disease and African sleeping sickness are two examples), the mosquito borne viral disease, dengue fever has More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 10th, 2013
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Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan, likely stricken with dengue fever contracted in Haiti

Miss America 2011 Teresa ScanlanPhoto/U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Racheal Watson The plans of attending and participating in the Miss America 2013 pageant are over for 2011 Miss America and Gering, More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 6th, 2013
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Dengue fever saw a 70 percent increase in the U.S. in 2012

Photo/CDC-James Gathany Dengue fever, the mosquito borne viral disease that is endemic in at least 100 countries globally, saw an increase in the United States in 2012, according to provisional numbers reported More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 21st, 2012
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CDC issues travel notice for Madeira Island, offers recommendations to prevent dengue fever

Aedes aegypti Image/CDC Because of the dengue fever outbreak on Madeira Island, located some 600 miles from the European continent, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising travelers to the More...


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