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What the Heck Is Chikungunya?
ABC News, by Sydney Lupkin

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/19/2014 4:49:01 AM

First of all, it’s pronounced chick-en-gun-yuh. Now that the first locally-acquired cases of the mosquito-borne virus have been reported in Florida, you’re probably wondering what is and why you should care. So we broke it down. The chikungunya virus is new to the Americas, though it’s long been found in Asia, Africa and Europe. It was discovered in the Caribbean islands late last year, and has since made its way to the continental United States by way of mosquito-bitten travelers returning from vacation. Before July 15, there were 357 reported cases of chikungunya in the United States, including 121 in Puerto Rico,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/19/2014 5:43:57 AM     (No. 9931118)

God said this would happen in the last days. And it´s here folks!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/19/2014 7:49:58 AM     (No. 9931199)

Asis means the middle east. So let´s blame it on vacationers instead of the hordes of muzzies that Barry imports.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 7/19/2014 9:25:08 AM     (No. 9931340)

I wonder what other diseases are coming in from the South?

And why are we not hearing about this from the ´Volksbureau´ (Hawaiian controlled MSM)

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/8/2014 4:21:28 AM     Post Reply
Boo who? Fans attending men’s college soccer games in New England are expected not to boo if they don’t like something on the field, according to a recent letter sent out by the New England Small College Athletic Conference. "As a supporter, we ask you not engage in any unsportsmanlike actions, which include booing, taunting, profanity, rude language or gestures, or any other action that could be potentially construed as negative or confrontational," the NESCAC letter read. NESCAC called for a similar policy in 2011, asking that game officials "firmly address issues of unsporting behavior and negative action." The letter, signed by 11 Conference

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CNN, by Leigh Ann Caldwell    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/8/2014 4:19:04 AM     Post Reply
One day after President Barack Obama announced that he is delaying executive action on immigration, top lawmakers urged the President to ditch his plans for an executive action altogether and work with Congress. Sen. Dianne Feinstein indicated she´d prefer the President not act unilaterally at all. "The way this should be done is legislatively," the California Democrat said on CNN´s "State of the Union." She said anything done through presidential action would be challenged in the courts. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, agreed, adding the President is being "prudent" by not acting. "I think that was wise. He needs to work with Congress on this,"

   

 

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