Arizona, Massachusetts report latest cases of Chikungunya virus

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

July 9, 2014

Two more states, including Arizona, have reported cases of mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus, a flu-like illness that can cause fever and headaches, and in severe cases leaves victims with muscle aches, rashes, and joint pain that can last for months, according to KTVK-TV

Also, Boston Public Health Commission officials reported four confirmed cases of the virus in the city, according to WFXT-TV in Boston. According to reports from the CDC, Chikungunya symptoms usually occur three to seven days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.
 
The CDC says that about 129 cases have been reported in the United States and its territories, 14 of which were transmitted in Puerto Rico. Florida has reported 34 travel-related cases, which is more than any other state.