Mosquito borne virus hits Ohio


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Health officials say there have been fifty confirmed cases of the virus, Chikungunya in this country, two of those cases are from Ohio.

The illness gets its name from the stooped appearance of those infected by the disease in Tanzania and Mozambique. Its name translates to, “that which bends”.

Carried by mosquitoes, the disease can create major health problems.

Officials say you can prevent it by using bug repellant and avoid going out at dusk or dawn. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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