First case of Chikungunya reported in Saint Louis County

July 29, 2014 10:57 PM

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The Saint Louis County Department of Health today reported its first case of Chikungunya – a virus spread by mosquitoes. The patient did not contract the disease locally, but while travelling in the Caribbean.

Although this is the first case reported in St. Louis County, there have been approximately 300 travel-related cases reported throughout the United States. Only two cases in the contiguous U.S. have been locally-transmitted – both of them in Florida.

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