It's that time of the year. Outside at early evening into the night? Better spray something anti-mosquito on.

The chikungunya virus — or “chik-v” — has sickened tens of thousands of people throughout the Caribbean with high fever and severe pain. It's now hit America, and it's making people sick. The article linked below states:

"This is not a fatal infection; it’s just a miserable infection,” said Dr. William Schaffner, chairman of Vanderbilt University’s Department of Preventive Medicine.

Cases of the mosquito-borne virus have been confirmed in 15 states, including New York.

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