Dallas County Health and Human Services reported the county’s second case of the Chikungunya virus this year. The virus is transmitted to humans through mosquito bites.
A health alert has been issued in North Texas, as Tarrant County diagnoses its first case of Chikungunya fever. Health workers want people who might be traveling to know the dangers of bringing the virus back to the area.
Public health officials in Tarrant County have confirmed the county’s first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus disease.
Health officials in Houston believe they’ve trapped a mosquito carrying a virus known as chikungunya, raising the possibility of people becoming infected locally.
When it comes to mosquitoes the main concern for North Texans lately has been West Nile Virus. Now health officials in Houston believe they’ve trapped a mosquito carrying a virus known as chikungunya.
Dallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed its first case of imported Chikungunya virus.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed the first human case of chikungunya, a viral disease that can cause severe joint pain and is spread by mosquitoes.
The searing summer heat is still a few weeks away, but health officials say a perennial summer worry is already here.