Second Case Of Chikungunya Confirmed In North Carolina

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C -- A second case of chikungunya in North Carolina was confirmed Wednesday.

The person infected is from Alamance County and recently traveled to the Caribbean.

The Alamance County Health Department said the person had symptoms when they returned home, but no longer had the virus in their blood stream.

The NC Division of Public Health and Alamance County Health Department said there is no known risk that the virus can be transmitted to the local mosquitoes.

Chikungunya is a virus that is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. It is not spread from human to human.

At this point all the cases of chikungunya in North Carolina have been travel-related and no cases have been locally transmitted.

The first case was discovered at the beginning of June in Forsyth County.


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