Chikungunya souvenir for 3 tourists in Spain

Three Icelandic tourists have contracted chikungunya during their stay on the Costa Blanca, in the SE province of Alicante; a possible fourth case is under investigation. While chikungunya was first identified in Europe in 2007, its local vector, the Aedes albopictus mosquito is now established along the northern Mediterranean coast from Spain to Greece, and also around the Black Sea coast (Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, southern Russian Federation and Turkey). Read more.

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