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Interview: Is Chikungunya The Next West Nile Virus?

By Jenna Laine
Host, Your Wake Up Call

Chikungunya

State and federal health officials across the United States are monitoring health clinics and doctors’ offices for signs that a debilitating illness has made its way into the interior of the United States. So far, nearly two dozen cases have been diagnosed in Florida. Like West Nile Virus, the disease — known by the initials CHIKV — is carried by mosquitoes and so the same insecticides used to prevent the spread of West Nile may also work against this newer infection. ABC’s Jim Ryan reports from Texas.

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