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500,000 cases of chikungunya in Dominican Republic @one876 Featured

Entertainment News Written by  AKA Sunday, 21 September 2014 14:58 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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The mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya has sickened nearly 500,000 people in the Dominican Republic, including 109 newborn babies, an official with the Caribbean country's health ministry said Friday.

The virus was transmitted to the newborns by their mothers, who had the illness when they gave birth, said Carmen Adames, who is coordinating the Health Ministry's response to the outbreak. None of the infants died, she said.
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