CDC Reports First Likely Chikungunya Virus Transmission in U.S. (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The first locally acquired case of chikungunya has been reported … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 18, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Threat rises in U.S. from mosquito-borne chikungunya virus
MIAMI (Reuters) - The first two locally acquired cases of a painful mosquito-borne viral illness, chikungunya, have been reported in Florida, the health officials confirmed on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

1st Case of Locally Acquired Chikungunya Virus Reported in U.S.
Patient is unidentified Florida man; mosquito-borne illness can be painful but is seldom fatal, CDC says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Insect Bites and Stings, Viral Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
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CDC Reports First Domestic Chikungunya Case in U.S.
ATLANTA (MedPage Today) -- The first case of chikungunya virus infection acquired within the continental U.S. has been reported by the CDC. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 17, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Debilitating chikungunya reported in US
Chikungunya -- a tropical disease with a funny name that packs a wallop like having your bones crushed -- has finally taken up residence in the United States. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two NH Residents Test Positive For Chikungunya Virus
CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) – New Hampshire health officials are reporting two cases of the Chikungunya virus in people. Both people had recently traveled to the Caribbean, where outbreaks of the mosquito-borne illness have been occurring. The two cases mark the only identified cases in New Hampshire of the virus to date. This past weekend, Boston health officials reported four cases among residents, and last month, RI health officials reported two cases. The most common symptoms of Chikungunya infection are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, and rash. It is typically not ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: steve saleeba Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Caribbean CBS Boston Chikungunya Mosquitoes New Hampshire Virus WBZ Source Type: news

Chikungunya reported in the Boston area
Four people in the Boston area have been diagnosed with chikungunya, a viral disease spread to people by way of mosquitoes. Typically, outbreaks of the disease are restricted to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. But as of late, there has been an increase in reported cases in the Caribbean islands, which some believe may eventually lead to more cases in the U.S. “With the disease now appearing more frequently in islands neighboring the U.S., it’s quite possible we’ll begin seeing more cases of infected travelers bringing chikungunya home with them,” says Jeffrey Dvorin, MD, PhD,...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 8, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tripp Underwood Tags: All posts infecious disease mosquitoes Source Type: news

Four Boston Residents Test Positive For Chikungunya Virus
BOSTON (CBS) – Four Boston residents have tested positive for the Chikungunya virus, city health officials confirmed on Saturday. The illness, which only first turned up in the Americas last year, is transmitted by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes carrying Chikungunya are common in parts of Africa and Asia. They have recently been found on several Caribbean islands and a handful of central and South American countries, but have not turned up in the continental U.S. Health officials say all four patients had traveled to Caribbean islands recently. They said the cases were not connected. There is no vaccine to prevent or medici...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: steve saleeba Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Boston Chikungunya Virus Mosquitoes Source Type: news

What makes me so tasty to mosquitoes?
Just about everyone can agree that mosquitoes are more than a little annoying. They bite, the bites itch and the repellent stinks. Even more disturbing are the incurable viruses these tiny predators can carry, including West Nile, malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever and chikungunya. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus May Be Headed for U.S.
Title: Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus May Be Headed for U.S.Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 6/23/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - June 23, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus May Be Headed for U.S.
So far, cases of the painful illness have been imported, but that may not last for long, experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus May Be Headed for U.S.
So far, cases of the painful illness have been imported, but that may not last for long, experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Insect Bites and Stings, Viral Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Virus Spikes in the Islands
(MedPage Today) -- The number of chikungunya cases in the Caribbean has more than tripled in a month. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 20, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Chikungunya virus spreads to U.S., Cuba
Health officials are reporting new cases of the chikungunya virus in Cuba and the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgia woman infected with chikungunya virus describes pain
Aileen GraefATLANTA, June 19 (UPI) -- One of about a dozen people in Georgia infected with the chikungunya virus, describes the painful symptoms of the incurable, though rarely fatal, fever. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chikungunya Virus: Questions and Answers
Title: Chikungunya Virus: Questions and AnswersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/18/2014 11:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/18/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - June 18, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chikungunya Virus: Questions and Answers
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 18, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Chikungunya Virus: Questions and Answers
A crippling mosquito-borne virus with a tongue-twisting name -- Chikungunya -- has spread to the Caribbean, and U.S. travelers have brought it home to at least 10 states. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chikungunya Virus in Tennessee: An Alert for TN CliniciansChikungunya Virus in Tennessee: An Alert for TN Clinicians
In response to the importation of cases into Tennessee, TDH has made Chikungunya virus infection a reportable condition. State Health Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

Study shows chikungunya mutation places several countries at risk of epidemic
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) For the first time, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers were able to predict further adaptations of the chikungunya virus that recently spread from Africa to several continents that will likely result in even more efficient transmission and infection of more people by this virus strain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 16, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

2 Cases Of New Mosquito-Borne Virus In Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health officials are reporting the first confirmed cases of a nasty mosquito-borne virus that has been rapidly spreading in the Caribbean. Officials say the two confirmed cases of chikungunya (chik-un-GUHN-ya) involve travelers who returned from the Dominican Republic on May 17 and May 29. Authorities are still investigating several other cases. CDC Information: Chikungunya Chikungunya causes high fevers and joint pain but is rarely fatal. There is no vaccine and the main treatment is pain medication. A spokesman on Saturday said the Rhode Island Department of Health will not...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: miketoole Tags: Health Local News Caribbean CBS Boston Chikungunya Dominican Republic Mosquitoes Rhode Island Virus WBZ Source Type: news

Chikungunya virus reported in North Carolina
Danielle HaynesWINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 13 (UPI) -- Mosquito-transmitted chikungunya virus makes first appearance in North Carolina. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquito-borne virus worries CDC
A debilitating, mosquito-borne virus called chikungunya has made its way to North Carolina, health officials say. It's the state's first reported case of the virus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine candidate against Chikungunya fever
A prophylactic vaccine candidate against Chikungunya fever, developed by Themis Bioscience GmbH, “induces a significant neutralising immune response and was also confirmed as safe.” (Source: Pharmacy Europe)
Source: Pharmacy Europe - June 13, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: AMcculloch Tags: Infectious Disease Chikungunya fever Latest News prophylactic vaccine candidate Themis Bioscience GmbH Source Type: news

Chikungunya worries CDC
A debilitating, mosquito-borne virus called chikungunya has made its way to North Carolina, health officials say. It's the state's first reported case of the virus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquito-borne virus chikungunya worries CDC
A debilitating, mosquito-borne virus called chikungunya has made its way to North Carolina, health officials say. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More states report cases of mosquito-borne chikungunya virus
TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A painful, mosquito-borne viral illness has surfaced across the United States, carried by recent travelers to the Caribbean where the virus is raging. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mosquito-borne virus chikungunya worries CDC
A debilitating, mosquito-borne virus called chikungunya has made its way to North Carolina, health officials say. It's the state's first reported case of the virus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 12, 2014
First Chikungunya Case Confirmed in U.S. Virgin Islands (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Chikungunya Case Confirmed in U.S. Virgin Islands
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Source: WebMD Health - June 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Spreads in the Americas Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Spreads in the Americas
Local transmission of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus in the Western Hemisphere, first reported in December 2013, has now been detected in 17 Caribbean or South America countries or territories. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 6, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Chikungunya Virus Spreads in the Americas — Caribbean and South America, 2013–2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 6, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CDC: Chikungunya Rising in Caribbean; U.S. Cases Likely to Increase (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus has now been identified in 17 countries or territories in the Caribbean and South America, according to an MMWR … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 6, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Florida facing threat from two mosquito-borne diseases
ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Two mosquito-borne diseases - dengue fever and chikungunya - are posing a serious threat to Florida and residents should take steps to control mosquito populations to try to limit the danger, a leading health expert said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chikungunya Cases Rising in Caribbean
(MedPage Today) -- In just a few months, a virus new to the Americas has made itself quite at home in the Caribbean. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 24, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus spreads in the Caribbean
PORT-AU-PRINCE/SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - A painful mosquito-borne virus spreading quickly through the Caribbean is causing alarm in Haiti and neighboring Dominican Republic, where health officials are scrambling to respond to a surge of new patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New virus spreads rapidly through Caribbean
Chikungunya, a painful mosquito-borne illness, is wreaking havoc on a number of islands in the region (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leading virologists join together to address urgent viral threat
(Global Virus Network) Causing victims to suffer severe fever and pain, chikungunya virus has reached the Caribbean and South America and is predicted to soon cause outbreaks in the United States. The Global Virus Network (GVN), whose scientific director includes virologist, Dr. Robert Gallo, will announce the formation of the GVN Chikungunya Task Force. The announcement coincides with World Health Day -- April 7: Vector-borne diseases are the theme and Chikungunya is spread by vector-borne mosquitoes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 7, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Chikungunya poised to invade the Americas
(American Society for Microbiology) A team of French and Brazilian researchers warn that chikungunya virus is poised to invade, and become epidemic in the Americas according to research published ahead of print in the Journal of Virology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 7, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Is Zika on our Doorstep?
Three months ago, most people had never heard of the Zika virus. Today, it makes global headlines on a daily basis. Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a ‘public health emergency of international concern,’ marking only the fourth time an outbreak has been given such a designation in WHO’s history. The label is given to extraordinary events that endanger public health and constitute a risk to other states through the worldwide spread of a disease and potentially require a coordinated, international response. Even though the Zika virus has been known since 1947, the alarm has on...
Source: WHO EMRO News - February 18, 2014 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Chikungunya Gaining Foothold in Western Hemisphere (FREE)
By Kelly Young Chikungunya virus has infected roughly 3700 people in the eastern Caribbbean since showing up on the French side of St. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 10, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Chikungunya: Information and Treatment
‘Chikungunya,’ is a viral disease that is spread by mosquitos. The disease causes a person to experience fever and severe joint pain. Additional symptoms include headache, muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, and rash. The disease shares some clinical signs with dengue fever and may be misdiagnosed in areas where dengue is common. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 17, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Health and Disability Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Chikungunya Poses Global Health Threat
[Reporter]In December 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a sharp rise in a dengue-like disease called chikungunya. As of 2 January, 122 confirmed cases have been reported in five countries in the eastern Caribbean. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

First Reports of Chikungunya in Western Hemisphere
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 24, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

CDC issues warning for St. Martin over chikungunya fears
Chikungunya is a viral disease that causes fever, headache, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, rashes and muscle or joint pain for days or weeks (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Reports of Chikungunya in Western Hemisphere
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Related MedlinePlus Page: Viral Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news