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newly arrived virus gains foothold in the carribean
05-02-2014, 08:54 PM #1
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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A recently arrived mosquito-borne virus that causes an abrupt onset of high fever and intense joint pain is rapidly gaining a foothold in many spots of the Caribbean, health experts said Thursday.





There are currently more than 4,000 confirmed cases of the fast-spreading chikungunya virus in the Caribbean, most of them in the French Caribbean islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Martin. Another 31,000 suspected cases have been reported across the region of scattered islands.

The often painful illness most commonly found in Asia and Africa was first detected in December in tiny St. Martin.http://news.yahoo.com/newly-arrived-viru...02849.html

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05-02-2014, 09:08 PM #2
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05-02-2014, 10:17 PM #3
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"It is rarely fatal and most chikungunya patients rebound within a week, but some people experience joint pain for months to years."

damned.gif Wonderful. wtf2.gif This is the first time I've heard of anything that affects people for that kind of duration. I don't know that rebound is an appropriate term.

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