Going to Key West? Take Bug Spray
According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Key West, Florida had 27 cases of dengue fever in the past year, and another just popped up this month. As Tami Dennis says in the Los Angeles Times, dengue fever “now seems to be our disease too.”
A remarkable aside to this story is the fact that Key West has one of the most aggressive spraying programs in the nation, including dropping insecticide into island wetlands and sending trucks down virtually every island lane to smoke out biting insects.