Tuesday, January 29, 2008

More Chikungunya in Singapore

Another case of Chikungunya has been diagnosed in Singapore in a person without travel history. Since the government there has increased surveillance there, 1795 people have been screened. The newest case had spent little time in the area they are canvassing, suggesting that maybe the problem is larger than they considered it to be. I could be wrong, but wasn't Aedes the genus of mosquito that lives in your house? If so, why are authorities telling people to stay home in order not to get bitten?



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