Argentina is latest country to report chikungunya

Two cases of chikungunya fever have been diagnosed in travellers returning from Venezuela. The infected people live in the city of Santa Fe. It is too soon to know if there will be any spread of the virus. There have been cases of dengue fever reported in this province, and, since the same mosquito that transmits dengue fever also transmits chikungunya fever, it is likely that there may be some additional cases.

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