Skip to comments.More in New York, New Jersey infected with chikungunya: CDC
Posted on 08/01/2014 3:43:30 AM PDT by EBH
(Reuters) - Cases of chikungunya virus, a painful, mosquito-borne disease that has spread rapidly through the Caribbean in recent months, spiked higher in New York and New Jersey in the past week, according to new federal data.
... Symptoms, which develop three to seven days after being bitten by an infected mosquito, include high fever, headache, muscle pain, back pain and rash. In rare cases it is fatal. Small children and the elderly are more likely to develop severe cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The CDC said the United States averaged 28 cases of chikungunya each year since 2006 but until recently all have been travel related. Three people in Florida contracted the disease from local mosquitoes this month in what the CDC said are the first cases of the disease to originate in the United States....
...The CDC said it has seen 601 cases this year in the 37 states and two territories. Puerto Rico has reported 215 cases, 199 contracted locally, the CDC said.
...Chikungunya, a virus more commonly found in Africa and Asia and transmitted by the same daytime-biting aedes aegypti mosquito that causes the more deadly dengue fever, was first detected in the eastern Caribbean seven months ago.
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Pinging the lists..
( As a “FYI”! )
Anyone else eagerly awaiting “back to school” season this year? What happened to the good old days of garden variety head lice and impetigo?
CDC and the WHO love this, and so does the enemy outside and within. Quelly the herd I believe it’s called. The illegals have built a tolerance some what to these diseases we on the other hand are vulnerable and the elite rejoice! Now we can have our utopia less the pesky conservative christian teaparty racist white people excluding politicians of coarse
I have always thought that was a politically correct statement, and have always taken it with a grain of salt.
Try saying that five times fast ...
Another CIA designer illness to do away with negros?
We’re having unusually cool weather this summer here in Massachusetts. Not such a bad thing, I think.
worse yet, try
Since Ebola is a disease of the blood, the word
mosquito should scare the crap out of us all...
Disease spreading from and among invaders who bring disease. The potential for gangs from Central America competing with others. "Children" already recruited for sex and drug trafficing in schools and neighborhoods. A health system on the verge of collapse. The education system overwhelmed with educationally low-skills children non-English speaking and away from home. Moving people with Ebola into the US for treatment. Local budgets already on the edge. What could possibly go wrong?
It depends if they can uptake the virus. Mosquitoes have not been a vector source for Ebola. What is of interest is the macroscopic pathway taken out of Africa.
Oh, and add to that DC pols bought and paid for by the Chamber of Commerce, who only see this as a cheap labor source. And see us, US voters, as the problem.
It depends if they can uptake the virus.
If the virus can survive the transition, things
look pretty grim.
You’d think this is something they would know by now...
Mosquitoes do not transmit Ebola. They are not a vector source. If they were things would be much worse in Africa right now
Mosquitoes do not transmit Ebola.
I hope it stays that way.
I have a feeling things in Africa are worse
than we are aware.
“Death by chikungunya!”
How long before dems push to allow ebola carriers give blood?
Yep, that is why I am skeptical of those who say a person can not get HIV from a mosquito bite. I don't know if it is possible or not, but I am skeptical.
If you like Chikungunya wait til you see Ebola. From the third world with love.
thanks for the ping
I did a search on mosquitos and ebola the other night. There wasn’t much that came up. I did find a good article about AIDS. They talked about the differences between malaria and other mosquito borne diesease from AIDS. They made some good points about how it is NOT like sharing a needle. (Enzymes in the mosquito, etc.) Also talked about how long AIDS is viable in the insect compared to the others.
I think the idea that Ebola would be much worse if it was transmitted by insects is probably correct.
But...I just walked by a television (I don’t watch) and Brian Williams was talking about how non-contagious Ebola is, and I got the distinct impression that anyone who was in the least bit concerned was a racist right winger or nut of some kind.
This is something I'd keep an eye on. Other hemorrhagic viruses definitely can be and a mutation could conceivably render Ebola as transmissable through this vector. I don't think the current lack of transmission is well understood.
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