Bugs at Your July 4th BBQ? Beware of Chikungunya and West Nile

July 4, 2014 1:22 PM

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Bugs at Your July 4th BBQ? Beware of Chikungunya and West Nile

There’s a little bit of good news for backyard barbecuers this summer — that frightening new virus called chikungunya is not likely to get you. But West Nile virus just might.

Chikungunya has been making headlines because it’s spread rapidly across the Caribbean and Central America in just half a year, infecting 260,000 people and killing 21.

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