Mosquito-transmitted disease diagnosed in Williamson Co.

July 7, 2014 6:27 PM

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Mosquito-transmitted disease diagnosed in Williamson Co.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas -- State officials have confirmed that the state's first human case of chikungunya, a viral disease spread by mosquitoes, has been diagnosed in a Williamson County resident.

Chikungunya is a viral disease that can cause fever and severe joint pain, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. DSHS says the resident diagnosed with chikungunya recently returned to Texas from a trip to the Caribbean, where the disease has been treated in humans since late la...

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