Advertisement:

NC Gets First Case Of Tropical Disease Chikungunya

RALEIGH, N.C. Health authorities say North Carolina has its first reported case of a tropical disease that could be transmitted by a type of mosquito commonly found in the state.


The state Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that the Chikungunya (chik-en-GUN-ye) virus is transmitted by mosquitoes.


Officials say a state resident who recently travelled to the Caribbean has come down with the disease. There have not been any cases of the disease known to have been acquired in North Carolina or the continental United States.


Symptoms usually begin three to seven days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. They include the sudden onset of fever and severe, often-disabling joint pains in the hands and feet that can last for months.


 


InfoCenter


RDU Radar


Triangle Traffic

Reports | Cams

Air Quality

Pollen Forecast

Station Events

 



Advertisement:

On Air Now

Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson

10:00am - 12:00pm
NC's Midday News

Next Up:

Bruce Ferrell

On Air Now

Sam Sorbo

Sam Sorbo

10:00am - 1:00pm

Next Up:

Clark Howard

Advertisements

Listener Club Login

Club Login
Sign up if you are not already a member