TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey health officials on Tuesday were urging residents to protect themselves from mosquito-borne illnesses this summer.
So far, 20 New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. The state Health Department said the residents who came down with chikungunya had returned to New Jersey from the Caribbean.READ MORE: Connecticut Man Who Tested Positive For Omicron Variant Resting At Home With Mild Symptoms, Gov. Lamont Says
The first two U.S.-acquired cases of the chikungunya virus were reported in Florida earlier this month.