Chikungunya virus is now found in far away Easter Island, Chile

There may be as many as 4 cases of chikungunya fever found on Easter Island where the right mosquito to transmit this virus is present. At least 1 of the cases apparently acquired the infection while traveling in Tahiti. It remains to be seen if there will be local transmission of this virus.

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