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Fears of a new Chikungunya viral strain in Brazil with the coming of summer

Friday, November 14th 2014 - 08:03 UTC
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The Chikungunya outbreak which continues to affect thousands of Caribbean residents since it first appeared in St. Martin last year has been relatively self-limiting in the United States, due to the fact that the current strain only spreads through the Aedes egypti mosquito vector, which is uncommon on the US Eastern seaboard. Read full article


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  • Brasileiro

    In October I was in Rio and I confess that I was impressed with the amount of Chinese tourists that I saw. Many, many Chinese, impressive.

    Nov 14th, 2014 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Pray tell the intelligent ones on here WTF has the Chinese to do with CHIKUNGUNYA , are they bringing it to Brazil in their suitcases?

    Nov 14th, 2014 - 01:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Perhaps the yellow peril is spreading...

    Nov 14th, 2014 - 08:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @2 & 3
    The idiot @1 must think the name Chikungunya implies it was brought by the Chinks.....and he was probably impressed because he'd never seen a Chink before then....
    But getting back on topic ......“”Brazil has recorded over 200 cases of Chikungunya – predominantly in the country’s east-coast Bahia state“”....
    No surprise really - after all, Bahia is the State which has the most people, percentage wise, living on welfare (bolsa familia), which I suppose could be construed as its being amongst the poorest and most backward States in the nation.....and where Dilma had a overwhelming victory in the recent elections..... just goes to show the type of voter that supports Dilma and the PT....for that alone, as far as I'm concerned, they can just suck it up !!!

    Nov 14th, 2014 - 10:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Jack Bosta, you are the idiot of the year!

    Your male is breathing down your neck?

    Dilma Dilma Dilma

    The Bosta died and do not know!

    You sucks! You are gone! Brazil is my country!

    Nov 14th, 2014 - 10:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Is it just me or is comment #1 definitive proof that Brasileiro never reads an article?

    I'd love to post a Youtube link here, but honestly who gives f”ck!

    Nov 15th, 2014 - 12:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    this is the funniest thread on Mercopress.

    who the hell have the Brasileiro squad recruited now, someones 5 year old kid brother?

    Has there been an outbreak of Chinese immigrants on Brazil's east coast? Because I'd would be very impressed if it happened on their 'west' coast!!!!!!!!!!
    Does Aedes albopictus affect the brain first?

    Nov 16th, 2014 - 12:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    It's definitive proof. There is no point in even replying to his stupid remarks, one would have to lower oneself to his level.....I didn't even reply directly to his post, so you can measure his lack of intelligence by his reaction ; he cannot prove anything he says, so he resorts to insults....but to be fully expected from an ignorant PT supporter....and probably from the State of Bahia

    Nov 16th, 2014 - 08:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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