Texas arrival of new mosquito-borne virus called inevitable

Texas arrival of new mosquito-borne virus called inevitable
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POSTED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:14am

Texas: one of 23 states where mosquitoes capable of carrying Chikungunya can survive

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; doctors at UTMB in Galveston say a U.S. outbreak of a new, debilitating mosquito-borne disease is inevitable after locally acquired cases of it showed up in the Caribbean and Latin America for the first time.

Chikungunya is spread by mosquitoes and has been gradually spreading throughout the world since an epidemic broke out in Asia in 2006.

To read more: http://www.chron.com/life/healthzone/article/Texas-arrival-of-new-mosquito-borne-virus-called-5270667.php?cmpid=hpfc

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