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Chikungunya continues to spread across the U.S., infecting nearly 600
NY Daily News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Meredith Engel

Posted on 07/23/2014 4:58:43 PM PDT by mykroar

More cases of chikungunya, a painful virus spread by mosquitos, are being reported across the country.

The Centers for Disease Control has listed a total of 497 cases in the U.S. in 35 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, 197 locally transmitted. Examiner.com reports that other state and local health agencies noted 40 cases, bringing the total to 537.

The outbreak is due to a recent epidemic that started late last year in the Caribbean. The first two locally transmitted stateside cases were reported in Florida late last week.

"The arrival of chikungunya virus, first in the tropical Americas and now in the United States, underscores the risks posed by this and other exotic pathogens," Roger Nasci, a mosquito expert at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a statement.

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta was placed on the 15-day disabled list after contracting what he believes is the virus. He had recently spent time home in the Dominican Republic, where the disease is currently active.

Yesterday, North Carolina marked its tenth case of the bug-borne illness. All who have it there had recently traveled outside the U.S. Dallas officials confirmed a case on Tuesday, also someone who had traveled to the Caribbean.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chikungunya; ddt; disease; infect; mosquitos; pesticides; spreading; virus
The virus, spread via mosquitos, is painful but seldom fatal. There is no vaccine and no treatment.
1 posted on 07/23/2014 4:58:43 PM PDT by mykroar
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To: mykroar

Bbut, a while back they released genetically modified misquitoes down in the keys I think. Not working?


2 posted on 07/23/2014 5:02:33 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: mykroar

Bring back DDT?


3 posted on 07/23/2014 5:06:45 PM PDT by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: Zuse

Wish they would bring back DDT, among other chemicals. Every night this week trucks have gone through out neighborhood in the Houston suburbs doing a fogging application. But then it rained again this morning. All for naught.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 5:26:51 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: bicyclerepair

gee..it could NOT possibly be GMO skeeters?!? Monsanto is so sure this s**t is safe that they all got contracts and jobs from Zero…
Syngeta…Bayer…
anyone..Rachel Carson…that you?


5 posted on 07/23/2014 5:29:07 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: mykroar
"doctors baffled".

Soon, we're going to have baffling Chupalcabra attacks

6 posted on 07/23/2014 6:13:57 PM PDT by equalator
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To: mykroar

Maybe if we could stop tropical mosquitos at the border we wouldn’t have these outbreaks.


7 posted on 07/23/2014 6:28:04 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: mykroar

Is it contagious, as in from human to human via cough droplets or other body fluids?
How long does a bout ususally last week to ten days?
I’m trying to educate and prepare myself in case folks around here start getting this disease.


8 posted on 07/23/2014 6:36:34 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: mykroar

Many, many, many illegal aliens from the Dominican Republic. Just saying.


9 posted on 07/23/2014 6:38:33 PM PDT by montag813
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To: mykroar

Are they sure it didn’t come in with some of the unscreened illegal alien “children” who then got bitten by our domestic mosquitoes?


10 posted on 07/23/2014 6:39:56 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Are they sure it didn’t come in with some of the unscreened illegal alien “children” who then got bitten by our domestic mosquitoes?

Of course not. If that were 'true', then there would be reports of immigrant children with chikungunya and people in Texas getting it.

Texas confirms state’s first chikungunya case

Also, there would have been cases reported in MEXICO .

Chikungunya virus spreads to Mexico from the Caribbean -

See ? You must be wrong. There is nothing to worry about.

: )

11 posted on 07/23/2014 7:54:17 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: UCANSEE2; a fool in paradise

12 posted on 07/23/2014 7:58:55 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: bicyclerepair
Bbut, a while back they released genetically modified misquitoes down in the keys I think.

Yes, but there were some side effects.


13 posted on 07/23/2014 7:59:49 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Dr.Deth
Maybe if we could stop tropical mosquitos at the border we wouldn’t have these outbreaks.

Which is harder to find, A mosquitoes passport or Obama's birth certificate ?

14 posted on 07/23/2014 8:01:17 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: UCANSEE2

15 posted on 07/23/2014 8:02:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Is that the three toed, six-shooting barn swallow ?


16 posted on 07/23/2014 10:09:56 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: UCANSEE2

lol


17 posted on 07/23/2014 10:21:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: cll; AuH2ORepublican; livius; adorno; TeĆ³filo; wtc911; Willie Green; CGVet58; Clemenza; ...

Puerto Rico ping


18 posted on 07/24/2014 7:09:48 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: GeronL

Oh, I thought it was chicken gumbo. Nevermind....


19 posted on 07/24/2014 12:39:29 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: TexasRepublic

Reminds me of the “death by unga bunga” joke.


20 posted on 07/24/2014 12:41:00 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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