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Mosquito-borne Chikingunya virus spreading to the Americas




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'Tis the season for camping and pool parties, outdoor barbecues...and mosquitos. 

It seems like every year at this time we hear about the little buggers wreaking havoc and spreading diseases: West Nile, Dengue Fever, and now Chikingunya. 

For more on these vector-borne diseases and whether we should worry about them out in the West, we're joined by Dr. Claire Panosian Dunavan, professor of medicine and infectious diseases at UCLA School of Medicine.