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Chikungunya Virus

The Asian tiger mosquito is known to carry dengue virus. (File/Credit: Getty Images)

NJ Health Officials: 20 Residents Test Positive For Chikungunya Virus; West Nile Found In Mosquitoes

New Jersey health officials are urging residents to protect themselves from mosquito-borne illnesses this summer.

07/29/2014

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

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

U.S. Officials Keep Close Eye On ‘Miserable’ Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus

First there was West Nile virus. Now health experts are warning about another virus carried by mosquitoes.

06/16/2014