The Week in Pictures: Dengue Fever Hits Miami, Thanksgiving Meals, and More

Emma Grady
TreeHugger Exclusives
November 19, 2010

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Just another blood-sucking mosquito? Think again. Cases of Dengue Fever have hit Florida's Miami-Dade County and Key West.

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Dengue in the Keys

For the first time in half a century a person in Miami-Dade County, Florida has been diagnosed (and recovered from...) a case of dengue fever that had been acquired locally (Palm Beach Post). This follows 24 cases of locally-caught dengue being discovered in Key West over the summer.

Read the full story: Miami Catches First Case of Dengue Fever in 50 Years

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