Are Mosquitoes In Texas Spreading Malaria?
They are annoying, they bite, and yes they can spread disease. Mosquitoes have been popping up and spreading across the Lone Star State. And yes, they can be annoying...very annoying.
And though we have always heard that disease could spread via mosquito, I'm pretty sure most people didn't think about it. And they really don't think about mosquitoes spreading malaria, but according to News Nation, the CDC is tracking 5 cases of malaria spreading via mosquito. Four of those cases are in Florida with one case in Texas.
For the first time in 20 years, U.S. health officials have confirmed the local spread of malaria.
In just two months, five cases have been found in the United States — one in Texas and four in Florida.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the chance of getting malaria still remains extremely low. Nonetheless, the health agency is still warning about the potential further spread.
The CDC says all five patients have been treated and are improving.
Malaria, a mosquito-borne illness, is mostly found in tropical countries. Health officials say it’s not the number of cases that are concerning, but the circumstances surrounding them.
The good news? This isn't common and tracking is going on. So what are the symptoms of malaria? On the small chance you catch it and it's mild, fever, chills, and headaches. For more severe cases, the symptoms include fatigue, difficulty breathing, and even seizures.
Just another reason to stay away from the mosquitoes and wear plenty of repellant.
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