Second case of chikungunya confirmed in Tennessee - WSMV Channel 4

Second case of chikungunya confirmed in Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

There is now a second confirmed case of the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya in Tennessee.

State health officials say a resident in the Knoxville area has contracted the virus.

The first confirmed case was reported in the Madison area last Friday.

Both people had recently traveled to the Caribbean, where there are more than 5,000 confirmed cases, officials said.

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