Twenty-Five NJ Residents Test Positive for Chikungunya Virus

July 30, 2014 2:44 AM

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Twenty-Five NJ Residents Test Positive for Chikungunya Virus

iStock/Thinkstock(TRENTON, N.J.) -- The New Jersey State Health Department says 25 New Jersey residents have tested positive for the Chikungunya virus, which can be brought back to the United States by travelers from the Caribbean.

The infection is rarely fatal but it can cause severe joint pain, high fever, headache and muscle pain.

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