Chikungunya Menace on The Rise as Virus Spreads in The Caribbean Islands and US

July 31, 2014 7:05 AM

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Chikungunya Menace on The Rise as Virus Spreads in The Caribbean Islands and US

The Health Department at St. Louis has reported the first case of Chikungunya in Missouri. This mosquito-borne disease was not locally contracted according to the authorities. The patient may have contracted the disease while he was travelling in the Caribbean according to the authorities.

Out of the 300 cases reported across the United States, only two may have been locally transmitted in Florida. This disease is not fatal though it can cause severe joint swelling and muscle pain. The symptoms that accompany Chikungunya are headaches, fever and rash. Health authorities warn patients ...

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