New Case of Chikungunya Virus Hits Florida

June 7, 2014 4:42 PM

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Health officials in Brevard County in Florida have identified a new case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya disease, raising the number of known cases the state has seen this year to 19.

According to the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County, the infected patient, who remains anonymous, had recently traveled, making the case a likely imported instance of chikungunya fever.

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