disease bearing mosquitos
Mosquitos in Florida - more than just a nuisance

Over 25 imported Dengue fever cases were identified in Florida in 2014. Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) now also poses a great risk to Florida with more than 20 imported cases from the Caribbean region imported to Florida in 2014 and more imported cases being reported throughout Florida. The FL Department of Health has identified 2 areas in Miami-Dade where the mosquito-borne Zika virus is being spread. University of Florida's researchers partnered with government health and mosquito control divisions are working to educate and effectively combat the spread of mosquito bourne diseases as well as the pests themselves.

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