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Chikungunya Virus in the United States

Chikungunya virus is transmitted to people by mosquitoes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common symptoms of chikungunya virus infection are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash. Those who travel to and from the Caribbean are the most at risk, with no local transmission reported to date. The CDC is asking travelers to use common methods of mosquito bite prevention when traveling, and to be aware of fever with joint pains or rash within two weeks of returning from the Caribbean. 

To see a table of chikungunya virus in the United States, visit the CDC’s page on cases in the states: http://1.usa.gov/W0TRGl

To learn more about chikungunya virus, visit the CDC’s page on the topic: http://1.usa.gov/1mjSGeY

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