Mosquito virus hits thousands in Haiti

Chikungunya fever causes victims severe pain for several days and chronic swelling of joints.

    A virus carried by mosquitoes is immobilising thousands of people in the Caribbean.

    The illness is rarely fatal but it’s raised particular concern in Haiti, which is already fighting a lethal epidemic of cholera.

    Chikungunya fever has been a common illness in Africa and Asia.

    Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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