NJ Health Officials: 20 Residents Test Positive For Chikungunya Virus; West Nile Found In Mosquitoes

July 29, 2014 2:25 PM

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NJ Health Officials: 20 Residents Test Positive For Chikungunya Virus; West Nile Found In Mosquitoes

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey health officials are urging residents to protect themselves from mosquito-borne illnesses this summer.

So far, 20 New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. The state Health Department said the residents who came down with chikungunya had returned to New Jersey from the Caribbean.

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