Fears that travelers to Brazil for the World Cup are bringing back deadly chikungunya virus

June 22, 2014 9:39 PM

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer is asking the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a health alert nationwide on Sunday regarding an illness carried by mosquitoes in Brazil, where this year's World Cup is being played.

According to Schumer, he is concerned about a virus called the chikungunya virus, often referred to as the 'chik-v' virus.

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