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  • Florida
  • Cases of the virus have turned up in New York, Florida, and other states, according to the CDC. (newsmax.com)
  • MIAMI-Public health officials in Florida said Thursday that two people in the state contracted the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus locally, the first confirmed cases in which the disease was acquired in the continental U.S. rather than overseas. (wsj.com)
  • News of the local residents' infections came last week shortly after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first case of Chikungunya to be contracted within the continental United States, in Florida. (longislandpress.com)
  • antibody
  • Each Chikungunya virus Antibody is fully covered by our Guarantee+, to give you complete peace of mind and the support when you need it. (novusbio.com)
  • Corroborating these results further, Jonathan Miner and colleagues found that the rheumatoid arthritis drug Abatacept (which hinders T cell activation in the lymph nodes) decreased inflammation in the joints of infected mice, and abolished arthritis completely when given in combination with an antibody targeting the virus. (eurekalert.org)
  • Replication
  • Using this approach, a group from the UMR_D 190, Emerging viruses Department in Marseille, France in collaboration with the University of Sydney, Australia, showed that the engineered viruses exhibit a stable phenotype with a significantly decreased viral fitness (i.e., replication capacity), making it a new vaccine candidate for the emerging viral disease. (medindia.net)
  • Caribbean
  • In 2013 the virus had spread to the Caribbean islands. (medicinenet.com)
  • As of December 2014, 41 countries or territories in the Caribbean, Central America, South America and North America have had laboratory-confirmed Chikungunya infections. (medicinenet.com)
  • The virus was first recorded in 1952 in Africa then Asia, but in 2013 it began to spread to the Caribbean and Haiti. (webpronews.com)
  • Chikungunya has already appeared in much of the Caribbean, Central America and the United States. (foxnews.com)
  • Mississippians who travel to the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico or other Caribbean countries are at risk of chikungunya virus. (ms.gov)
  • Cases of chikungunya have occurred on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, marking the first time the mosquito-borne disease has spread in the western hemisphere, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday. (medicalxpress.com)
  • A mosquito-borne virus that was detected for the first time in Haiti last week has quickly spread throughout the Caribbean nation, a health official said Tuesday. (medicalxpress.com)
  • A nasty mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading rapidly in the Caribbean has made its way to the U.S. Virgin Islands, authorities said Wednesday. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Alphaviruses
  • Alphaviruses are arthropod-transmitted RNA viruses that can cause arthralgia, myalgia, and encephalitis in humans. (asm.org)
  • cases
  • A new mosquito-borne virus that has sickened tens of thousands of people throughout the Carribbean is now threatening the U.S., with cases confirmed in 15 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Reports. (newsmax.com)
  • That's why health officials believe the virus is spreading here: The two cases had not recently left the country. (tbo.com)
  • Two cases mean chikungunya is taking root in U.S. (tbo.com)
  • In September, El Salvador said it had detected nearly 30,000 cases of the virus. (foxnews.com)
  • The CDC has reported more than 60 confirmed cases of chikungunya in the United States so far, and that number is growing. (cogwriter.com)
  • Three of the samples sent off island for testing have been confirmed as the virus, which are the first confirmed cases of Chikungunya in American Samoa. (revolutionradio.org)
  • Haitian health authorities will distribute pain medication to clinics around the country amid a surge in suspected cases of a mosquito-borne virus that is new to the region, a government official said Friday. (medicalxpress.com)
  • India
  • Lewthwaite P, Vasanthapuram R, Osborne JC et al (2009) Chikungunya virus and central nervous system infections in children, India. (springer.com)
  • Researchers from Japan and India have developed a rapid and effective test for chikungunya virus that will more suitable for use in developing countries than current diagnostic techniques. (scidev.net)
  • bends
  • Chikungunya-pronounced chik-un-GUHN-ya -means "that which bends up" in Makonde, a language spoken in the African nation of Tanzania, where it was discovered in 1955. (longislandpress.com)
  • The name Chikungunya means "that which bends up" in the Makonde language of the Newala Province, Tanzania. (mja.com.au)
  • Centers
  • For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) website -- www.cdc.gov/chikungunya . (medlineplus.gov)
  • Health Minister Violeta Menjivar said at least 1,200 people have been formally diagnosed with the chikungunya viral disease, although the positive testing must still be confirmed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (medicalxpress.com)
  • health
  • Chikungunya has now officially reached Long Island, and the feds must act before this debilitating virus spreads further and takes hold in New York," said U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), calling on the CDC to issue a health alert and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to declare a public emergency. (longislandpress.com)
  • Chikungunya has been on the U.S. public health radar for some time," said Dr. Lyle Petersen, director of the CDC's Division of Vector-Borne Diseases. (longislandpress.com)
  • WEST PALM BEACH - Health officials say that for the first time, an American has been infected with chikungunya by a mosquito here in the United States. (tbo.com)
  • The Georgia Department of Public Health on Thursday confirmed the state's first human case of chikungunya this year. (cogwriter.com)