Significant rise in mosquito "disease danger days" in U.S., report warns. As global temperatures continue to rise, the number of mosquito "disease danger days" is increasing across much of the United States, representing a greater risk for transmission of mosquito-borne diseases, according to a new report.
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As of July 24, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that people have contracted West Nile virus in Alabama, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas. It’s a reportable illness, meaning that if your doctor diagnoses you, they will let the state and CDC.
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Florida's frequent rain and hot temperatures are a huge welcome mat for annoying mosquitoes. Besides itchy bite marks the flying pests also can bring with them diseases to humans and animals. Volusia County health officials said that this summer two cases of eastern equine encephalitis have been confirmed in a horse and a donkey.