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Chikungunya Virus

Chikungunya: Stemming the Blood-Sucking Tide

Diana Fasanella | Posted 07.30.2014 | Comedy
Diana Fasanella

Why would I make snarky comments about a mosquito-borne virus that's sneaking into Florida from the Caribbean and freaking out health officials like it's the Bubonic plague?

9 Must-Know Facts About The Chikungunya Virus

Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kitty Appel, HuffPost Healthy Living Cases of chikungunya virus seen in the United States are atypically high this year because of an outbreak o...

Florida Man Is First Case Of Chikungunya Virus Acquired In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living

UPDATED July 18: The Florida Department of Health reported that there are actually two cases of locally acquired chikungunya in Florida. One case is i...

The Mosquito-Transmitted Virus You Should Know About

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green

Beware of mosquitos. In some places, they could be carrying a very unpleasant virus with symptoms similar to dengue fever. Chikungunya, which was ...

Chikungunya Virus Spreads Rapidly In Haiti

AP | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A mosquito-borne virus that was detected for the first time in Haiti last week has quickly spread throughout the Caribb...

Chikungunya Virus Gains Foothold In Caribbean

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A recently arrived mosquito-borne virus that causes an abrupt onset of high fever and intense joint pain is rapidly gaining...

Chikungunya Virus Spreads In The Dominican Republic

AP | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Health officials in the Dominican Republic say a mosquito-borne virus has spread widely since making its fi...

Another Threat to America's Health Security

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

CDC is America's health protection agency. Along with our partners, our public health experts put their boots on the ground 24/7 to find, stop, and prevent new disease threats. Yet in the past four years, CDC's budget authority has been cut by nearly $1 billion.

Travel Health Advisory Issued For St. Martin Over Mosquito-Borne Virus

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — U.S. health authorities have issued a travel advisory for the French Caribbean dependency of St. Martin because of a mosqui...

Mosquito Virus First Found In Africa Spreads To The Americas

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A nasty virus first detected in Africa that is spread to people by the bite of infected mosquitoes is being locally transmi...