Travelers from Caribbean bring new mosquito-borne virus to N.J.; West Nile remains threat

July 29, 2014 3:04 PM

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Mosquitoes near and far present a threat to New Jersey residents, as a new Caribbean virus joins West Nile as a source of illness, the N.J. Department of Health warns.

The virus is not contagious from person to person, and New Jersey mosquitoes have not yet been shown to be infected with the virus. However, the illness's presence here in New Jersey raises the possibility that someone with the fever could be bitten by a local mosquito, which then bites and infects ...

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