Mosquitoes Carrying Malaria In U.S.

The United States has seen multiple cases of malaria spread by mosquitoes in the last two months.  At least four cases have been reported in Florida. Health officials say that indicates it’s being spread by local mosquitoes, the first such cases in the U.S. in 20 years.

“ #Repost from @palmbeachcountyfl: The Palm Beach County Division of Mosquito Control will be conducting aerial spraying beginning a half hour after sunset on Wednesday, June 28th, 2023, weather permitting.

Aerial spraying is in response to increased mosquito levels and potential of vector borne disease threats. The planned coverage area includes approximately 165,000 acres covering populated areas west of Military Trail. This area includes the Jupiter region, the Acreage/Loxahatchee/Royal Palm Beach region, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington, and the Glades communities of Pahokee, Belle Glade, South Bay and Lake Harbor.

Should weather cause a cancelation, the county will continue to attempt to spray by aircraft each evening until a successful spray operation is completed. To find out if aerial spraying was successfully completed, please call the AERIAL SPRAY HOTLINE at 561-642-8775 to hear the most up to date information about the operation.

If you are going be outdoors after dark, use an insect repellent containing DEET and wear long pants and a long-sleeve shirt. To further help control mosquitoes, residents are asked to drain or minimize standing water on their properties.”