Chikungunya and West Nile Differences

Chikungunya and West Nile Differences

Like West Nile virus, Chikungunya is transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause flu-like symptoms, but there are a couple of differences between the two. West Nile virus made its way to the U.S. in 1999 and has spread across the country since then. Chikungunya has just recently arrived to the U.S. Thus far, the virus […]

Chikungunya Mosquito Virus Getting More Attention in the U.S.

Chikungunya Mosquito Virus Getting More Attention in the U.S.

The Chikungunya Mosquito virus is continuing its spread into the U.S. as travelers from this country use vacation time in exotic places in the Southern Atlantic Ocean. Florida’s reported cases are on the rise as residents return from islands in the Caribbean. Fifty-two cases have been reported so far this year and five different counties have reported individuals […]

Chikungunya-Mosquito Borne Virus Threatens the U.S.

Chikungunya-Mosquito Borne Virus Threatens the U.S.

Chikungunya is a mosquito borne virus with a high fever phase lasting two to five days with a longer period of joint pain in the elbows, shoulders or knees. In some cases this pain has been known to persist for years. The threat of this disease has not reached alarming proportions in the U.S. at […]

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