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June 19, 2014 1:34 PM

Warnings issued after mosquito-borne chikungunya virus confirmed in Georgia

The first case of chikungunya has been confirmed in Georgia but Columbus Commissioner of Health Beverley Townsend said there is no reason to be alarmed. Chikungunya a virus that spreads through mosquito bites but the Georgia Department of Public Health said the person was not bitten in this country but while in the Caribbean. It is travelers to the Caribbean , Africa, Asia and islands in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific Ocean who are at risk

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