Confirmed case of Chikungunya Fever in Charlotte County

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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 8:12 am

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County has confirmed a case of the mosquito spread disease Chikungunya Fever.

Another case has also been reported in Lee County.  The disease is spread through mosquito bites.  According to health officials, the infected person in Charlotte County had recently traveled to Haiti where she contracted the disease.

She then returned to the U.S. and began showing symptoms.  While no mosquitoes have tested positive in the United States, health officials say if a mosquito bites and infected person it could then spread the illness if it bites another person.

Symptoms include high fever, joint pain, and rash.

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