Chik-V virus

Cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus have been confirmed in 15 states. (Credit: CBS 2)

Officials: First US-Contracted Chikungunya Cases Confirmed

Chikungunya virus is not usually deadly. Symptoms include fever and joint pain, as well as muscle aches, headaches, joint swelling and rash.

07/18/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer wants the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to alert medical professionals in the U.S. about the possibility that anyone who traveled to the World Cup might have potentially contracted the chikungunya virus. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Concerned World Cup Fans Returning To U.S. Might Bring Back Mosquito-Borne Virus

Schumer is asking the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a health alert to medical professionals in New York and around the country for identifying, treating and containing the chikungunya virus.

06/22/2014