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Chikungunya Spreads Throughout Americas

CNN: The debilitating outbreak sweeping the Americas
“…This was the first outbreak of the debilitating disease [chikungunya] in the Western Hemisphere, health officials said. All countries in Central America have now reported local transmission of chikungunya (pronounced chik-un-GOON-ya), and the United States had 11 confirmed cases of local infection this year as of December 12, all in Florida…” (Senthilingam, 12/18).