Via WTSP.com: Florida Chikungunya cases double in two weeks.
Florida officials are keeping a close eye on a new mosquito-borne virus that's hitting the United States. The disease is called Chikungunya or Chik-V.
According to the Duval County Health Department, the number of cases has nearly doubled in the last two weeks in Florida, alone. As of June 8th, the number of cases stood at 18. However, as of June 14th, the number of reported cases came in at 42. In Jacksonville, there are two reported cases.
Marah Clark, an entomologist with the City of Jacksonville Mosquito Control Division says there are 47 mosquito breeds in Duval County. Two of those breeds cause Chik-V.
"The Asian tiger mosquito and the yellow fever mosquito [are carriers]." said Clark.