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Zika’s Viral Sisters: Dengue Fever and Chikungunya

Not to take a backseat to the current epidemic spread of the Zika virus, there are other mosquito-borne viruses that are potential threats to the U.S. Dengue Fever is the most common febrile illness in travelers from the Caribbean, South America and Southeast Asia. Chikungunya is epidemic in the Caribbean. Both can have either severe or long-lasting consequences.  But, it is complicated: Carrier symptoms can be minimal, viral rashes can be mistaken for sunburns and the differential diagnoses extensive. A Los Angeles, California, Emergency doctor offers specific clues to assist diagnosis and expedited care. Click here to learn more.