Sunday, July 20, 2014
No chikungunya in Keys

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County said there have been no reported cases of chikungunya in the Florida Keys.

Health Department officials in Tallahassee confirmed two cases of the mosquito-borne illness in the state. Both have recovered from the illness.

The Health Department offers the following tips: eliminate any standing water; use mosquito repellents with DEET as the active ingredient; wear long sleeves and pants; close windows and doors in favor of air conditioning; and make sure screens do not have holes where mosquitoes can gain entry.

For information on mosquito-borne illnesses and control, call DOH-Monroe at 305-809-5653, or Florida Keys Mosquito Control at 305-292-7190.