Via NBC-2.com: Second case of Chikungunya suspected in Charlotte Co. Excerpt:
For months, health officials have warned a crippling disease with no cure would spread across Florida. Now, there are at least two suspected cases of Chikungunya in Southwest Florida.
On Monday, it was Lee County. But on Wednesday, we learned it’s also in Charlotte County.
So what do people need to know?
Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. So get rid of it around your home and make sure you use a lot of bug spray especially between dusk and dawn.
Charlotte County health leaders say we should know on Friday if a Port Charlotte woman does in fact have Chikungunya.
They say she likely came down with it during a recent trip to Haiti. She went to the hospital on Tuesday with severe muscle pain.
Health leaders say symptoms show up within three to seven days of being bitten by an infected mosquito.