First Locally Acquired Chikungunya Case

(CNN) — The CDC is reporting a man in Florida has the first locally acquired case of Chikungunya, the debilitating mosquito-borne virus. Health officials say unlike others in the U.S. who have had the disease, in this case the man had not traveled outside the country recently. The virus is not deadly, but it can … Continue reading »

Lane County Investigates Chikungunya

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County is investigating more cases of the Chikungunya virus. Public health officials say a Eugene man contracted the virus from a mosquito bite, while visiting the Caribbean, and now it’s investigating at least two more cases. The most common symptoms are fever, aches and pains, and a rash that’s similar to … Continue reading »

Chikungunya Confirmed in Lane County

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The first confirmed case of the chikungunya virus has been found in Lane County. Lane County Public Health says a healthy adult male who’d been traveling in the Caribbean contracted it. The virus is transmitted through mosquito bites. It first appeared in the Caribbean in 2013 and has since spread rapidly … Continue reading »