A Horrible New Virus Is Headed to the U.S.
A debilitating new virus could arrive in the United States as early as this summer, reports Vice News. Known as the chikungunya virus, the malady is spread by mosquitoes and originated in southeast Africa.
According to Dr Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, we'll mostly likely see chikungunya on the Gulf Coast as early as May.
Though the disease is rarely fatal, symptoms include horrible pain similar to arthritis, rash-like bumps akin to measles, flu-like symptoms, and extreme headaches.