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updated July 21, 2014



Chikungunya virus


Chikungunya is a virus that is transmitted by mosquitoes.  Up until recently, the virus was primarily located in areas of Asia and Africa.  In December of 2013, the virus was discovered in the Caribbean and has since resulted in over 100,000 suspect and confirmed cases in that area.


As of 17 June 2014,  there have been over 58 IMPORTED cases of Chikungunya in the U.S. There have been no locally acquired cases in the continental US.





Click here to find out more about the virus, and things you can do to prevent mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases.

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Department of Entomology

404 Life Sciences Building

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA  70803

PHONE: 225-578-1634, FAX: 225-578-2257

Email: tschowalter@agcenter.lsu.edu