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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

MS health officials confirm first case of Chikungunya virus

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is confirming its first case of chikungunya virus in a Mississippi resident who recently returned from Haiti.  Several other potential cases are currently under investigation.

A mosquito-borne illness traditionally found in Africa and Asia, chikungunya virus has recently appeared in the Caribbean, and could possibly infect Mississippians who travel there.


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