Chikungunya fever reported in Volusia, Flagler counties
Updated On: Jun 19 2014 04:33:11 PM EDT
Volusia County reported on Thursday its first case of chikungunya fever, a virus spread through infected mosquitoes.
[READ: Chikungunya fact sheet]
Health officials said the case in Volusia County was contracted in the Dominican Republic by a female patient, who has since recovered.
A chikungunya fever case was also reported in Flagler County, but it's not clear how the virus was contracted.
If a person is infected and bitten by a mosquito, that mosquito may later spread the infection by biting another person, officials said. If you experience symptoms of chikungunya fever, see a doctor immediately and protect yourself from more mosquito bites.