New mosquito-borne threat in France

After the first native cases of Dengue were reported in Metropolitan France, a new disease has emerged. The first two native cases of Chikungunya in Metropolitan France were reported. Authorities expect the arrival of cold weather will curtail the threat as the mosquito population dies off. Chikungunya is a viral disease that can cause debilitating illness with fever, joint pain, muscle pain, and vomiting.

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