Via the Albany Herald: Chikungunya virus strikes in Georgia. Excerpt:
A mosquito-borne disease that causes fever and severe joint pain has arrived in Georgia.
The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the state’s first human case of chikungunya this year. The patient was infected during a recent trip to a Caribbean nation, state officials said.
Aedes mosquitoes transmit chikungunya virus to people.
The state did not identify the name or location of the patient due to privacy concerns. It’s not the first Georgia case of chikungunya, which is spread through mosquito bites. But it’s the first associated with a widespread Caribbean outbreak that began in December, said Cherie Drenzek, the state epidemiologist for Public Health.
This is carrying privacy too far: We don't even learn which Caribbean nation this patient had visited.