Aedes aegypti mosquito
In a troubling development with possible health ramifications for Americans, Mexico has reported its first domestic case of the painful viral disease chikungunya, which is spread by mosquitoes.
The virus is rampant in Central America, the origin of thousands of illegal aliens who recently crossed into the U.S.
Chikungunya, described in medical literature as debilitating, causes fever, headache and severe joint pain that can last months.
Reuters reported the government of Chiapas, a federal district in Mexico that borders Guatemala, said an 8-year-old girl became the first person to contract the disease in Mexico. She was reportedly treated and released from a hospital in the town of Arriaga.
According to the CDC, from 2006 to 2013, studies identified an average of 28 people per year who tested positive in the U.S. with chikungunya virus infection. All were travelers visiting or returning to the U.S. from affected areas, meaning none of the patients contracted the disease within the U.S.
However, with the influx of illegal aliens from affected areas, domestic infection is now possible.
As WND reported, an aggressive mosquito capable of transmitting Chikungunya, as well as the deadly dengue hemorrhagic fever and other serious diseases, was found in San Diego, California, for the first time last month.
Known as yellow fever mosquitoes, or by the scientific name aedes aegypti, the insects were found in offices at San Diego’s 32nd Street Naval Station, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Written by AARON KLEIN
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