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Chikungunya Virus Infects More Than 1 Million in Americas

A debilitating mosquito-borne virus, called Chikungunya, has stricken more than 1 million people in the Western Hemisphere since spreading there a year ago. The Pan-American Health Organization reports 155 reported deaths as of December 12, almost all in the Caribbean island nations of Guadeloupe and Martinique. There have been 1,900 cases reported in travelers returning to the United States. Chikungunya is marked by severe joint pain, inflammation, headaches, rashes and fever. If the...

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