A New Pathogen in Paradise

A New Pathogen in Paradise A new virus with a strange name recently emerged in the popular press and the public consciousness.¬†On 19 December 2013, two confirmed cases of locally acquired¬†chikungunyavirus (CHIK)¬†were reported on the¬†French Caribbean island of¬†Martinique.¬†The World Health Organization¬†announced¬†that¬†this is¬†the¬†first¬†time local transmission of this virus has been detected in the Americas.   CHIK¬†is…

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