Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus spreads in the Caribbean

from Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Published on 23 May 2014 View Original

By Amelie Baron and Ezra Fieser

PORT-AU-PRINCE/SANTO DOMINGO, May 23 (Reuters) - A painful mosquito-borne virus spreading quickly through the Caribbean is causing alarm in Haiti and neighboring Dominican Republic, where health officials are scrambling to respond to a surge of new patients.

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