Via The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi: Chikungunya disease reported in Flowood. Excerpt:
The first case of Chikungunya was reported in the metro area, WLBT news reported.
Chikungunya is a severe infectious disease transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. It has the potential of becoming an epidemic.
Chikungunya is derived from an African word that loosely translates as "contorted with pain." While the virus is rarely fatal it is extremely debilitating.
A traveling medical professional from Alabama was in Haiti on work when she contracted the disease that attacks your joints.
She was working with a Jackson doctor two weeks ago when she got a rash. She was treated at River Oaks in Flowood.