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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Mississippi officials investigate possible chikungunya case

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is investigating its first potential case of chikungunya virus in a Mississippi resident who recently returned from Haiti. Photo/CDC-James Gathany A mosquito-borne More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Florida chikungunya cases continue rise, 70% related to Haiti travel

The number of travel-associated chikungunya cases continue its rise in the United States, with no state experiencing the introduction of this mosquito borne virus like Florida. Image/CDC During the week ending June More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 16th, 2014
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Chikungunya mutations will enhance disease transmission efficiency: Study

GALVESTON, Texas — For the first time, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers were able to predict further adaptations of the chikungunya virus that recently spread from Africa to several More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 15th, 2014
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El Salvador health officials diagnose 1,200 people with chikungunya: Report

On Wednesday of last week, the El Salvador Ministry of Health (computer translated) reported an outbreak of febrile illness with skin rash, joint pains and muscle from late May outside of Ayutuxtepeque. More than More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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Rhode Island is the latest US state to record imported chikungunya cases

The Rhode Department of Health (HEALTH) has confirmed two cases of chikungunya virus infection involving travelers who returned from the Dominican Republic on May 17 and May 29, 2014 after presenting to local physicians More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Brazil reports seven imported chikungunya cases in past week

Brazil, the host of the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup and the holder of the dubious title of “most dengue fever cases in the Americas”, has reported seven imported chikungunya cases during the past week, More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Tennessee: Chikungunya confirmed in Madison County resident

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed the first case of chikungunya in Tennessee. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory results show a resident of Madison County tested positive for the More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Chikungunya cases in the Dominican Republic jumps 20,000 in one week, total over 77,000

The number of chikungunya cases in the Dominican Republic has jumped at least 20,000 cases in the past week while social mobilization efforts continue on the island nation. According to the Dominican Republic Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Haiti chikungunya numbers significantly higher than official PAHO tally

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) chikungunya statistics for the island of Haiti last June 6 seemed unusually low as the epidemic spreads across Hispaniola. PAHO reported some 12,000 cases last Friday, More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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US chikungunya cases exceed 40

The number of chikungunya cases reported in the United States is now more than 40, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and media updates today. Although chikungunya is not a nationally More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Tennessee reports investigating ‘suspected’ chikungunya cases

Health officials in Tennessee say they are investigating “potential” cases of chikungunya in recent travelers to the Caribbean who are showing symptoms. A female Aedes aegypti mosquitoImage/CDC “This More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Florida chikungunya cases now at 25

The number of imported, or travel-associated chikungunya cases reported in Florida increased by another seven during the past week, according to the Florida Department of Health. Female Aedes aegypti mosquitoImage/James More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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Indiana: Allen County resident tests positive for chikungunya

An Allen County resident has tested positive for the chikungunya virus, according to Indiana health officials today. The patient had recently traveled to the Caribbean where there is a large outbreak of the mosquito More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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Nebraska reports chikungunya case in traveler to Haiti

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has reported the states first chikungunya case in a traveler to Haiti, according to a DHHS press release Monday. The patient is a 25-year-old woman from More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 8th, 2014
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Cuba: Chikungunya reported in several provinces

This past Friday, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported for the first time, two imported chikungunya cases on the island country; however, it appears that it may be worse than the PAHO reports. Hablemos More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 7th, 2014
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PAHO chikungunya update includes two imported cases in Cuba

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) released their weekly “Chikungunya in the Americas, autochthonous” report for epidemiologic week 23 yesterday and it shows that the number of cases increased More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Venezuela reports imported chikungunya case

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is reporting an imported case of chikungunya virus in a traveler returning from the Dominican Republic, according to an El Universal report yesterday (computer translated). The More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Chikungunya: Alabama resident diagnosed and treated in Mississippi

In a follow-up to a report of an imported chikungunya case in Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Health (MDH) spokesperson, Liz Charlotte said the patient is an Alabama resident. A female Aedes aegypti mosquitoImage/CDC In More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Chikungunya reported in Mississippi

The mosquito borne virus that has infected over 100,000 people in the Caribbean and South America has showed up in Rankin County, Mississippi.  Image/CDC The Clarion-Ledger reports today that a traveling medical More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Barbados confirms first ‘imported’ chikungunya case, implements vector control measures

The island country of Barbados, in the western area of the North Atlantic, has confirmed their first chikungunya case, according to health minister, John Boyce yesterday. Minister Boyce said at a press conference: More...


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