The virus has found a new hemisphere and might get new latitude. A crippling virus has slipped its bonds and is invading whole new continents faster than people can learn to pronounce its name. In one decade, Chikungunya fever has gone from an obscure tropical ailment to an international threat, causing more than 3 million infections worldwide. The virus has established itself and may now have the wherewithal to inflict its particular brand of misery in cooler climates. Chikungunya rarely kills its victims, but it can bring a world of hurt. It comes on like the flu — fever, chills, headache, aching joints — and typically lingers for a week.
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