"Dengue Fever Presence in Florida at a 'Pretty Serious Level'"

"Mosquito-borne disease once contained to metro areas in tropics gaining foothold in US, possibly due to climate change."

"Marty Baum, 59, dragged his feverish, achy bones out of bed on a hot, humid day in early September, lathered himself with mosquito repellent and attended a clean-water rally in central Florida.

Most days, he prefers to be surrounded by water. Baum is an official Indian River Keeper -- a post devoted to the restoration of one of the country’s most biologically diverse estuaries in North America, along Florida’s east coast.

But nothing was going to keep him away -- not even dengue fever."

Patricia Sagastume reports for Aljazeera America September 12, 2013.

Source: Aljazeera, 09/13/2013