Chikungunya coming to the US? What you need to know about the virus

June 17, 2014 6:16 PM

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Chikungunya coming to the US? What you need to know about the virus

The chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne illness that causes high fevers and sometimes intense pain, is spreading rapidly throughout the Caribbean.

Now, numerous cases of the disease have appeared in the United States – including 25 in Florida – from travelers who contracted the disease while out of the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And experts say it's only a matter of time before it begins spreadi...

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