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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-21/possible-epidemic-chikungunya-virus-starting-spread-america

Cases of the chikungunya virus are appearing in the United States at a level that is far higher than anything health officials have seen in recent years, and now there are two confirmed cases of people that have not even traveled out of the country getting the virus. That means that the chikungunya virus is starting to spread in America, and once it starts spreading it is really hard to stop. Instead of spreading human to human, this virus actually spreads “person-to-mosquito-to-person”. If you live in an area of the country where there are a lot of mosquitos, you should pay close attention to this article. You do not want to get the chikungunya virus. According to Slate, the name of this virus “comes from a Makonde word meaning ‘that which bends up,’ referring to the contortions sufferers put themselves through due to intense joint pain.” That does not sound fun at all.

Fortunately, the U.S. has not really been affected by this disease in recent years, but an epidemic has already been declared in Puerto Rico, and some experts are now saying that it is only a matter of time before we see one in the United States.

From 2006 to 2013, the largest number of cases of the chikungunya virus in the U.S. in a single year was just 65.

But by July 15th of this year there were already 357 reported cases, and health officials are bracing for the worst.

Of course of biggest concern is what just happened in Florida. For the first time, health officials have isolated cases of the chikungunya virus that they know were transmitted locally

Time to buy shares in mosquito net manufacturers?

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After years of fearing and making contingency plans for H1N1, bird flu, swine flu and the other annual non-disaster, I think i'll give this one a miss.

More interesting is the stories that emerge afterwards, like governments buying in millions in vaccines that dont actually work, and Obama as being revealed as snapping up a shedload of pharma shares before its news.

Its almost like theyre manufactured 'crises'

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I had chikungunya last year. A few bad days (almost can't walk), then some residual joint pain and lethargy (had to cut back on sports/gym) but back to normal 12 months later. I was lucky; many have arthritic symptoms for years. Not quite as deadly as dengue fever, which is carried by the same Aedes mosquito.

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Quite right Sadman. There's a simple test as to whether the threat is real or just a money-making scam like Tamiflu:

Is Solitaire on the thread?

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typically socialist waste-money as quickly as possible for absolutely no benefit solution.

here's mine(and it's scientifically proven:experiment done with mediterranean fruit flies back in the 50's)

Re-site(or build new) Mobile phone base stations into said mozzie-infested swamplands...and crank up the volume to sterilise the little buggers.

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It's actually very bad news if this virus gains a foothold in a new region. Stamping it out requires a coordinated and concerted effort to remove all mosquito breeding grounds - which is basically any still water (as small as a washing-up stand tray).

I wouldn't be so blasé about it, but I'm sure you all know best.

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Quite right Sadman. There's a simple test as to whether the threat is real or just a money-making scam like Tamiflu:

Is Solitaire on the thread?

:lol:

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It's actually very bad news if this virus gains a foothold in a new region. Stamping it out requires a coordinated and concerted effort to remove all mosquito breeding grounds - which is basically any still water (as small as a washing-up stand tray).

I wouldn't be so blasé about it, but I'm sure you all know best.

I think you are probably right, having read some news reports from the States, and of course, of your own painful experience.

It's like people in this country who dismiss tick-borne illnesses, but tehse can cause you to end up with nasty conditions like Lyme Disease.

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I had chikungunya last year. A few bad days (almost can't walk), then some residual joint pain and lethargy (had to cut back on sports/gym) but back to normal 12 months later. I was lucky; many have arthritic symptoms for years. Not quite as deadly as dengue fever, which is carried by the same Aedes mosquito.

My sister-in-law had Chikungunya several years ago. It was quite nasty and she was laid low for the best part of a year. Wasn't as bad as the Dengue fever she had a couple of years before that. She does live in Africa mind.

Dengue is far far worse subsequent times you get it. Can easily be fatal then.

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I wouldn't be so blasé about it, but I'm sure you all know best.

We can be blase because most of us don't live there.

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