Georgia Woman Describes Crippling Pain of Chikungunya Virus

June 17, 2014 9:43 PM

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Georgia Woman Describes Crippling Pain of Chikungunya Virus

Ashley Manning said she had no idea she was at risk for a new mosquito-borne virus that doctors say has a funny name and “fiercely unpleasant” symptoms.

Manning is one of about a dozen people from Georgia who contracted the chikungungya virus in the Caribbean. She said used DEET, the recommended mosquito-repellant, but was infected anyway.

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