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African Viral Disease Spreads

It’s not an illness you hear much about, but it can make a person feel miserable for years. And it’s sometimes fatal. It’s spreading and scientists describe the mosquito-borne disease as a major public health threat around the world.   It’s called Chikungunya. The World Health Organization says the name comes from the Kimakonde language spoken along the Mozambique -Tanzania border. It means “to become contorted.” The name describes those suffering from the disease because they...

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