Florida Man Is First Case Of Chikungunya Virus Acquired In The U.S.

July 17, 2014 10:03 PM

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A Florida man is the first case of chikungunya virus seen in a U.S. resident who had not recently traveled outside the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on July 17.

This is the first known locally-acquired case of chikungunya virus. Though there have been an average of 28 imported cases of the virus seen in the U.S. each year since 2006, these have all been cases in which people acquired the virus abroad. That level is spiking -- so far this year, there have be...

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