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Chikungunya Infects Nearly 30,000 In El Salvador, 1,600 In Colombia

News outlets report on the number of chikungunya cases reported in El Salvador and Colombia.

Reuters: El Salvador says nearly 30,000 infected with mosquito-borne chikungunya
“El Salvador has detected nearly 30,000 cases of the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya, and has undertaken measures to prevent the disease-carrying mosquitoes breeding, the head of the country’s emergency services said on Wednesday…” (Renteria, 9/24).

Prensa Latina: Chikungunya Virus Affects over 1,600 Colombians
“The National Institute of Health of Colombia confirmed more than 1,600 cases of chikungunya in 11 departments…” (9/24).

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