Tag: chikungunya

Knowledge of Mosquito-borne Diseases Should be Top of Mind in Summer

Many people may connect the height of mosquito season, occurring in the summer through early fall, to the irksomely itchy welts that accompany mosquito bites. But, there are far worse associations to make with these blood-sucking pests, such as the health threats they pose to humans in their daily... more
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Why Are There So Many Mosquito-Borne Virus Outbreaks

In the past few decades, outbreaks of multiple mosquito-borne viruses have been popping up throughout North and South America. Some of these viruses are well known to the public, such as Zika, chikungunya, and West Nile, while others such as Eastern equine encephalitis and Mayaro haven’t quite... more
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Five Deaths Related to Chikungunya

Reports from Puerto Rico have are saying that more than 18,000 suspected cases of chikungunya and five deaths linked to the virus.  The US Commonwealth's Department of Health said, these figures were from the week ending October 28th. Of those cases, 3,385 have been reconfirmed at laboratories of... more
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Reports of Chikungunya Virus

In recent reports, cases of the Chikungunya, a viral disease spread by mosquitoes, have been found in Boston and some surrounding communities. The Boston Public Health Commission sent an alert to physicians last week with a warning to look out for symptoms of the illness, which causes severe fever... more
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