Nicaragua confirms first chikungunya virus cases

July 10, 2014 2:54 AM

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The Nicaraguan government has confirmed the country's first two cases of people infected with a mosquito-borne virus that has spread quickly through the Caribbean region this year.

Government spokeswoman Rosario Murrillo said Wednesday a woman and her 4 year-old daughter contracted the chikungunya virus in the Dominican Republic where they spent three months. Murillo says the 24-year-old woman and her daughter are hospitalized and in good health.

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