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.
Chikungunya virus is not usually deadly. Symptoms include fever and joint pain, as well as muscle aches, headaches, joint swelling and rash.
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.
First there was West Nile virus. Now health experts are warning about another virus carried by mosquitoes.