Health & Environmental

New mosquito-borne disease detected in Haiti

“University of Florida researchers have identified a patient in Haiti with a serious mosquito-borne illness that has never before been reported in the Caribbean nation. Known as ‘Mayaro virus,’ it is closely related to chikungunya virus and was first isolated in Trinidad in 1954. Most reported cases, however, have been confined to small outbreaks in the Amazon. Whether this case signals the start of a new outbreak in the Caribbean region is currently unknown.”

Source: New mosquito-borne disease detected in Haiti — ScienceDaily

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