Fellow Floridians, and travelers to tropical and sub-tropical climates, mosquito borne illnesses are on the rise in both animals and humans. In the past few days the 2nd Floridan of the year died of Eastern Equine Encephalitis. This person was from a county very close to my own, near the Florida Georiga border. These illnesses are very dangerous. Please take precautions when mosquitoes are about to help prevent the spread of these diseases. Follow this link to learn more about mosquito borne illnesses and prevention.