Exotic Mosquito-Borne Virus Makes US Premiere, Infects 2 In Florida – 18 July 2014

RT logoA disease transmitted by mosquitos has appeared in the US from the Caribbean, with health officials expressing frustration over their inability to control the spread of such pathogens.

American mosquitoes for the first time are spreading the chikungunya (chik-en-GUN-ye) virus that was once confined to the Caribbean and tropical Americas. There is presently no cure for the infection, which causes symptoms similar to dengue fever, including severe joint pain and swelling, muscle aches, headaches and fever.

Incurable chikungunya spreads in US

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