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Chikungunya in the Americas: ‘Then and now’

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One year after the chikungunya virus found it’s way into the local mosquito population on the Caribbean island of St. Martin, the outbreak, or some may say the epidemic of locally acquired chikungunya cases in the Western hemisphere has surpassed the one million case mark. 

Outbreak News This Week Radio Show host Robert Herriman pulls an interview out of the vault. The discussion, with Roger S. Nasci, PhD, Chief of the Arboviral Diseases Branch in the Division of Vector-Borne diseases at the CDC took place on Dec. 18, 2013, shortly after the first cases in the Caribbean were confirmed.