POSTED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 6:14am
Texas: one of 23 states where mosquitoes capable of carrying Chikungunya can survive
Galveston — 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.