Chikungunya Virus in Hawaii?
Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015
Thankfully not yet, but the Chikungunya virus continues to spread with cases now being reported across the Caribbean and in Mexico, and most recently, 2 cases reported in Florida and Georgia. Although not fatal, the virus can be a very painful experience.
The word "Chikungunya is from the Kimakonde language of south east Africa, and literally means 'to become contorted,' as it describes the stooped appearance of sufferers joint pain and discomfort.