Chikungunya Virus

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Health Dept. Confirms New Cases Of Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus

The next time you’re going to be outside, whether it’s here or while on a trip, here’s another good reason to make sure you apply bug spray. State officials say the number of Florida travelers who contracted the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus since the beginning of the year has risen to 81.

07/16/2014

Closer view of an Aedes Aegypti mosquito (dengue fer vector) inside a house in Santa Barbara neighborhood north outskirst Guatemala city on July 11, 2013. Guatemalan government keep a strategic plan for the prevention and control of dengue. AFP PHOTO/Johan ORDONEZ (Photo: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Officials Urge Greater Protection From Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes

The mosquito season is in kicking into high gear in Florida and state health officials are warning residents to protect themselves.

06/15/2014

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Chikungunya Virus Quickly Spreading In Caribbean

The chikungunya virus, which first appeared in the Caribbean a few weeks ago is spreading rapidly from island to island as the busy winter tourism season is in full swing.

CBS Miami–01/15/2014

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CDC Warns Of African Virus In Caribbean

A debilitating virus first detected in Africa has spread to the Western Hemisphere, specifically the Caribbean island of St. Martin.

CBS Miami–12/18/2013

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