Indiana: Allen County resident tests positive for chikungunya

June 9, 2014 9:51 PM

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Indiana: Allen County resident tests positive for chikungunya

An Allen County resident has tested positive for the chikungunya virus, according to Indiana health officials today. The patient had recently traveled to the Caribbean where there is a large outbreak of the mosquito borne virus that has affected at least 135,000 people since December.

“We expected the epidemic in the Caribbean to cause some travel-related cases here in Indiana,” said Jennifer Brown, DVM, State Public Health Veterinarian at the Indiana State Department of Health. “We encourage all Hoosiers to take precautions against mosquito bites at home and while traveling.”

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