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3 O.C. adults identified with chikungunya fever

Posted July 25th, 2014 @ 2:18pm

According to the OC Register, three OC adults have been diagnosed with chikungunya fever (pronounced: chik-en-gun-ye) after traveling to the Caribbean this year.

The mosquito-borne virus is similar to dengue fever and is transmitted by yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes, which thankfully are not found in orange County. 

It is not transmitted person-to-person, but if a mosquito bites an infected person, it can then spread the illness to other people.

Read the full story at the OC Register

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