Best defense against mosquitoes is proactive approach - LubbockOnline.com

The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus made its debut within the United States earlier this summer.

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“That’s a disease or a virus that, up until this year, had been primarily reported from parts of southeast Asia and Indian subcontinents,” said Ronald Warner, epidemiologist and director of the Travel Medicine Clinic for the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. “… Earlier this year, it arrived in the Caribbean. It’s another one of these diseases that we would certainly consider to be an emerging disease.”

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