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First Chikungunya case acquired in the United States reported in Florida

Seven months after the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya was recognized in the Western Hemisphere, the first locally acquired case of the disease has surfaced in the continental United States. 719 more words

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Chikungunya Is Still Making Its Mark In The US

In December 2013, the first case of Chikungunya was reported in the Western Hemisphere in the Caribbean island nation of St. Martin.  Within 7 months, more than 100,000 cases were reported in 21 Caribbean countries.  572 more words

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Will the Asian Tiger Mosquito turn this season into a cruel summer?

Since its arrival into the US in 1986 via a shipment of used tires bound for Texas ports from Asia, the Asian Tiger mosquito has proved to be relentless. 593 more words

Mosquito Squad Of St. Louis