Dengue Virus Coming To America

By Scott Sarvay

Dengue Virus Coming To America

July 14, 2010 Updated Jul 14, 2010 at 9:58 AM EST

UNDATED (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Mosquitoes have carried the Dengue Virus all the way to the U.S.

Dengue causes fever, painful joints and can be deadly in extreme cases.

In 2009, 3 cases of Dengue fever were reported in Key West, Florida.

There hasn't been an outbreak in the U.S. in more than 75-years.

CDC officials acquired blood samples of 240 Key West residents and found an estimated 5-percent had been exposed to the virus.

Experts are concerned the virus could travel to other southern cities like Miami.




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