Reporter - Tom McNamara

Jul 18, 2014 12:05 AM

Painful virus detected in U.S.

Washington - Chikungunya has been reported in a Florida man and womanwho had not recently traveled, health officials said Thursday - the first indication that the painful virus has taken up residence in the United States.

Health experts had said it was only a matter of time before the virus, carried by mosquitoes, made its way to the U.S. It's been spreading rapidly in the Caribbean and Central America. It's infected 350,000 and killed 21.

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