Miss. has 1st case of mosquito-borne virus

June 23, 2014 7:37 PM

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JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed the first case of chikungunya (chik-en-gun-ye) virus, a mosquito-borne illness traditionally found in Africa and Asia.

State health officials say in a news release a Mississippi resident who recently returned from Haiti has the illness.

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