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Painful Tropical Disease Arrives in Americas

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A painful mosquito-borne disease found in Africa and Asia has been found for the first time in the Americas. The World Health Organization is reporting two cases of chikungunya in the French part of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. The disease causes a high fever and headache, along with severe joint pain that can persist for weeks. It is rarely fatal, but there is no treatment or vaccine for chikungunya. Major outbreaks struck Gabon, India and islands in the Indian Ocean in...

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