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Mosquito Virus That Walloped Caribbean Spreads to America

On Carpe Diem

After infecting hundreds of thousands of people in the Caribbean and Central America, Chikungunya had spread to the United States. Like Dengue fever, the Chikungunya virus is carried by the aedes mosquito. The initial symptoms is an acute fever phase for the duration of two to five days. The next stage is a longer period of debilitating joint pain. This pain may last for years in some cases. Chikungunya is an African word meaning "to become contorted". The illness was first identified in Tanzania in 1952.

Bloomberg reported on 1 Oct 2014 that 11 cases have been confirmed as originating in Florida. Medical and environmental experts were concern that this may be the beginning of the type of explosive growth as the disease has no vaccine or cure. They are debating methods to contain the outbreak before it takes off. The disease is not known to fatal but more than 100 people have died in the Western Hemisphere since December, according to the Pan American Health Organization.

Mosquito Virus That Walloped Caribbean Spreads to America

On Anything under the Sun

After infecting hundreds of thousands of people in the Caribbean and Central America, Chikungunya had spread to the United States. Like Dengue fever, the Chikungunya virus is carried by the aedes mosquito. The initial symptoms is an acute fever phase for the duration of two to five days. The next stage is a longer period of debilitating joint pain. This pain may last for years in some cases. Chikungunya is an African word meaning "to become contorted". The illness was first identified in Tanzania in 1952.

Bloomberg reported on 1 Oct 2014 that 11 cases have been confirmed as originating in Florida. Medical and environmental experts were concern that this may be the beginning of the type of explosive growth as the disease has no vaccine or cure. They are debating methods to contain the outbreak before it takes off. The disease is not known to fatal but more than 100 people have died in the Western Hemisphere since December, according to the Pan American Health Organization.

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