Probable Travel-Related Chikungunya Case

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(September 28, 2017) Collin County Health Care Services has informed the City of Frisco of a probable case of the Chikungunya virus involving a Frisco resident. The case involves a patient who traveled outside the U.S. No further information is available about the patient.

Chikungunya virus is spread by infected mosquitos. Experts say symptoms include fever and joint pain that may persist up to ten days. Read more from the Texas Department of State Health Services website.

The DSHS website also encourages people to use caution when traveling in regions and countries where Chikungunya virus transmission is ongoing. DSHS recommends the following steps to avoid mosquito bites.

For more information, contact the City of Frisco’s Health & Food Safety Division of the Development Services Department at 972-292-5304 or go to www.FriscoTexas.gov/WNV

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