Dengue http://www.kunc.org en How Smartphones Became Vital Tools Against Dengue In Pakistan http://www.kunc.org/post/how-smartphones-became-vital-tools-against-dengue-pakistan A line of men in black rain boots push trash carts through the alleys of Lahore, Pakistan. They stop at an open sewer along a neighborhood street and start to pull up shoes, bricks, plates and any other trash that might block the flow of wastewater.<p>Standing water is a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:15:00 +0000 49677 at http://www.kunc.org How Smartphones Became Vital Tools Against Dengue In Pakistan Florida Officials Swat At Mosquitoes With Dengue Fever http://www.kunc.org/post/florida-officials-swat-mosquitoes-dengue-fever Public health officials in Florida are once again scrambling to contain an outbreak of dengue fever, a disease spread by mosquitoes.<p>Until 2009, when it surfaced in Key West, the tropical disease hadn't been seen in Florida in more than 70 years.<p>Now there are concerns dengue may establish a foothold in the state.<p>Mosquito control is always important in Florida, but in July it became urgent in Stuart, a quiet community on the state's Atlantic coast. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:19:00 +0000 Greg Allen 49532 at http://www.kunc.org Florida Officials Swat At Mosquitoes With Dengue Fever Dengue Fever Pops Up In Florida http://www.kunc.org/post/dengue-fever-pops-florida Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne illness, is back in Florida.<p>A handful of cases have been confirmed in<a href="http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/pdfs/2013/Martin-St.Lucie_Dengue-Alert-8-22-13.pdf"> Martin and St. Lucie counties</a> in the past week. The cases there prompted a public health alert. Another <a href="http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/pdfs/2013/Miami_LocalDengue_Advisory-8-23-13.pdf">case was seen in Miami-Dade</a>, where officials issued a mosquito-borne disease advisory.<p>Dengue was commonplace in Florida until the 1930s. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:49:00 +0000 48837 at http://www.kunc.org Dengue Fever Pops Up In Florida Dengue Fever Cases Have Been Seriously Underestimated http://www.kunc.org/post/dengue-fever-cases-have-been-seriously-underestimated A new <a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature12060.html">paper</a> in the journal <em>Nature</em> says scientists have been seriously underestimating the amount of dengue around the globe.<p>The study says there could be as many as 400 million dengue infections worldwide each year making it more prevalent than malaria. This is four times higher than the current dengue prevalence estimate of the World Health Organization.<p>One reason for the huge increase in estimated infections is that dengue has been spreading far and wide. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:38:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 42604 at http://www.kunc.org Dengue Fever Cases Have Been Seriously Underestimated Dengue Fever No Longer Just A Visitor To Florida Keys http://www.kunc.org/post/dengue-fever-no-longer-just-visitor-florida-keys If you're heading down to Florida for spring break, <a href="http://www.dadehealth.org/public/PUBLICnewsarticle.asp?newsID=2120&typeID=&news_type=Press+Releases">consider</a> packing bug spray and long-sleeve shirts.<p>After a 60-year hiatus, the mosquito-borne illness dengue fever officially re-established itself there.<p>People infected during a 2010 outbreak in Florida didn't catch the virus abroad but rather got a strain that's unique to Key West, virologists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention <a href="http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/19/4/12-1295_article.htm">report</a> Wed Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:38:00 +0000 41475 at http://www.kunc.org Dengue Fever No Longer Just A Visitor To Florida Keys