Two Cases Of Chikungunya Fever Reported In Florida; Puerto Rico Declares Epidemic

July 18, 2014 1:54 PM

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Two Cases Of Chikungunya Fever Reported In Florida; Puerto Rico Declares Epidemic

Associated Press – Health officials are reporting that for the first time, U.S. mosquitoes are spreading a virus that has been tearing through the Caribbean.

Two people in Florida have domestically-acquired chikungunya (chik-en-GUN-ye) infections, officials said Thursday. In both cases, they said, a person infected with the virus after visiting the Caribbean was then bitten again by an uninfected mosquito in Florida, which then transmitted the illness fu...

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