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If you're traveling to the Caribbean, pack your DEET.

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Some 5,000 cases of the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus have been reported in the Caribbean this year, and cases have now been reported in the US Southeast -- with Georgia being the latest state with a confirmed case. Both vector species that transmit the virus are found in the US and can be identified by white stripes on their bodies and black-and-white striped legs. If a non-infected mosquito bites an infected individual, it can then transmit the virus to other humans -- a good reason to practice larvae source control around the home and take precautions to prevent bites.


Chikungunya virus spreads to Cuba, U.S. - CNN.com


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