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African virus that infected Caribbean & Central America spreads to US

A mosquito-borne virus that can cause debilitating joint pain lasting for years has spread to the continental U.S. after infecting hundreds of thousands of people in the Caribbean and Central America.

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Plan Especial de Fumigación ha abordado más de 250.000 viviendas en #Aragua

Más de 250.000 viviendas en el estado Aragua han sido fumigadas y abatizas por equipos de salud desplegados en la entidad para eliminar los criaderos del vector del dengue y el chikungunya. 176 more words


Jamaican Health: Jamaica, The Chikungunya virus FAQ

Jamaica is facing an epidemic, the  Chikungunya virus, like it has never seen before in its history.

Contrary to reports, there are thousands of people in… 501 more words


La Mosquita

La cabrona me sigue
Siento el zumbido característico de su presencia
Me sigue
Me vela
Me rosa la piel
Sigilosamente busca su espacio
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Third Case Of Chikungunya Virus Confirmed In Dallas County

DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas County Health Department has confirmed another case of imported Chikungunya virus.

The health department says the patient was infected with the virus during a recent trip to an endemic country. 152 more words


Caribbean Beasties

Recently we’ve been hosting a few friendly creepy crawlies and attempting to ward off some not-so-friendly ones so I thought I’d write a post about some of the more prevalent and infamous creatures of The Caribbean. 917 more words

ChikV, Part 4

Today is the first day I thought I was feeling more back to normal after being hit by ChikV. Not so fast. The rash and the all-over body ache have returned, as have the feelings of being run over by a truck after having run a marathon. 629 more words

petchary reblogged this on Petchary's Blog and commented:

My fellow blogger Kate Chappell has been suffering. Here is her account of her sickness, and I wish her a full recovery. A Facebook friend of mine who is an expert on medicinal herbs sent me this recipe, which I am sharing here for those suffering from Chik V. I understand this will help to reduce the pain and other symptoms: "Juice the leafy parts of a pawpaw leaf, not the veins, just the leafy parts. Drink about one tablespoonful; the blood platelet levels should rise to normal levels in 3 hours and one will achieve some relief. Also eat body-supportive food. Mix some fresh grated turmeric in a little coconut or olive oil in a pan and heat it sufficiently for the oil to turn red, add a pinch of black pepper and let it cool. then uise this to rub on the itch and the joints." Please share!