Latest Chikungunya outbreaks Stories

2014-11-06 16:32:38

Travelers to area remain at risk through fall and winter ATLANTA, Nov.

2009-05-15 14:48:12

More than 15,000 people in southern Thailand have fallen ill with a mosquito virus known as Chikungunya disease, a disease control official says. Disease Control Department head Somchai Chakrabhand said the virus spread by mosquitoes has infected 15,240 people in 15 of Thailand's southern provinces

2008-06-27 00:02:36

BANGALORE: It's official: A chikungunya outbreak has hit the city. Of 21 samples sent to the Public Health Institute, seven - all from Srirampura and surrounding areas - tested positive for chikungunya, confirmed Dr H M Vinutha, joint director, PHI.

2006-08-24 10:35:00

Hundreds of people with high fever and severe body aches have been admitted to hospitals in the West Indian state Gujarat, officials said on Thursday.

2006-03-08 04:40:00

By Nita Bhalla PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - The media is over-reacting to a crippling mosquito-borne disease currently sweeping across the Indian Ocean region, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, adding that the disease is rarely fatal.

2006-03-07 04:58:59

Please read in 2nd paragraph ... infected more than 180,000 people ... instead of ...

2006-03-06 04:44:05

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Madagascar has confirmed its first case of a crippling, mosquito-born disease that has infected more than 180,000 people across the Indian Ocean region, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

2006-02-27 08:07:12

By Nita Bhalla PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - The number of people in Mauritius infected with a mosquito-borne disease which is ravaging through the Indian Ocean region has risen to 962 from 341 the previous week, the government said.

2006-02-25 07:55:00

PARIS (Reuters) - Doctors in mainland France have detected a mosquito-borne disease among people returning from the Indian Ocean region, where the virus is spreading rapidly, a senior health official said on Saturday.

2006-02-22 09:25:00

By Nita Bhalla PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Wednesday said it was sending experts to the Indian Ocean region to help control a crippling mosquito-borne disease that has infected thousands across Mauritius, Seychelles and Reunion.

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