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CDC Report: Chikungunya Fever Outbreak in Southern U.S. Probable
Liberty Voice ^ | January 2014 | GM

Posted on 03/12/2014 6:00:51 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC) is reporting that the mosquito borne illness, Chikungunya Fever, has the potential to be imported to the southern United States, areas with temperate climates and large mosquito vectors.

Chikungunya Fever is a viral disease, a mosquito-borne pathogen, similar to Dengue Fever.

The disease is transmitted by mosquitoes of the Aedes genus, the same type of mosquitoes that transmit the Dengue Fever Virus.

Chikungunya Fever is endemic to Asia, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. A large outbreak was reported in 2006-2007 in India, and several other countries in southeast Asia. Italy experienced an outbreak of the disease in the northeastern portion of the country in 2007 as well.

There is no known cure for the disease.

The virus is transmitted from human to human by the bites of infected female mosquitoes of the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus genus, two species which can also transmit the dengue fever virus. These mosquitoes can be found biting throughout daylight hours, although there may be peaks of activity in the early morning and late afternoon.

Once bitten symptoms usually appear between four and eight days but can range from two to 12 days.

Signs and symptoms include acute onset high fever, joint and muscle pain, joint swelling, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. Most patients generally make a full recovery, and in rare cases death occurs. Debilitating joint pain may last a few days or even weeks, and persist joint pain may last for several months, or even years.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardianlv.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bhocdc; cdc; chikungunya; fever; outbreak; virus
Excerpted. More information at link. Apparently, coming our way.
1 posted on 03/12/2014 6:00:51 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

All cultures are equal.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 6:02:36 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

We need more H-1Bs!


3 posted on 03/12/2014 6:04:09 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

4 posted on 03/12/2014 6:06:00 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Heading for the Caribbean on a cruise in 10 days.
Hear this is bad news down there.
Got 98% DEET spray, hopefully it works.


5 posted on 03/12/2014 6:06:18 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

Probably will be. It is windy in many places anyway.


6 posted on 03/12/2014 6:09:33 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: Norm Lenhart; Salamander
It's Catchin'!
7 posted on 03/12/2014 6:10:18 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Most patients generally make a full recovery, and in cases death occurs

Yessiree Bob, that there's some GOOD writin'


8 posted on 03/12/2014 6:11:20 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AngieGal

ping


9 posted on 03/12/2014 6:13:50 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Can we just call it C fever?


10 posted on 03/12/2014 6:20:18 PM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

I’ve had dengue fever and it’s a memorable experience, just not in a good way. It’s also called “bone break fever” for reasons I can well appreciate. Oddly enough, none of my in-laws have ever had it.


11 posted on 03/12/2014 6:25:38 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Dengue is well known here in the Philippines, but I have never heard of Chikungunya Fever.
I know one American child here that had Dengue, with full recovery.


12 posted on 03/12/2014 6:26:33 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Cure= keep 3rd worlders in their self made hell holes.


13 posted on 03/12/2014 6:39:44 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: nascarnation

We’ve been doing bareboat cruises in the USVI and BVI almost every year since 1999 and I don’t ever remember even encountering any Mosquitos. You’ll be okay.


14 posted on 03/12/2014 6:54:18 PM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Afterguard

Thanks. There’s a CDC warning posted and talk on cruise forums about a fair number of cases.

Given the winter we’ve had, I willing to take the chance, LOL.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 6:56:29 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

Enjoy! We’ll he heading to Tortola for a BVI cruise in November. My favorite sailing season there. But I’m still jealous... :-)


16 posted on 03/12/2014 7:06:39 PM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Great just what we need in South Alabama,more things to worry about with the skeeters.


17 posted on 03/12/2014 8:11:15 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: onyx; blam; WKB; LibLieSlayer; Red_Devil 232; Travis McGee

Ping.


18 posted on 03/12/2014 8:14:19 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Is this like Nile virus?


19 posted on 03/12/2014 8:51:45 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Black Agnes


Saved under Alabama, Atlanta, Dallas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Health, Houston, Jacksonville, Jim Donahue, Miami, New Jersey, New York, New York City, Puerto Rico, Texas, U.S., Virgin Islands?

WHY?

20 posted on 03/12/2014 10:04:35 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Black Agnes
Thanke.

It's Always Something. (IAS)

21 posted on 03/13/2014 12:20:26 AM PDT by blam
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To: onyx; Black Agnes

Sounds like a venereal disease


22 posted on 03/13/2014 12:34:51 AM PDT by WKB
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