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Medical Entomology

2010 SC Chikungunya Virus Cases

Updated Monday, February 14, 2011

2010 Chikungunya Virus Imported Cases in SC

The geographic range of chikungunya virus is primarily in Africa and Asia. For information on current outbreaks, consult CDC’s Travelers’ Health website ( Given the current large chikungunya virus epidemics and the world wide distribution of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, there is a risk of importation of chikungunya virus into new areas by infected travelers.

2010 SC Chikungunya Cases by City/Town

County City/Town Number of Positives
Lexington Not disclosed 1 human
TOTAL 10 cases

* All chikungunya human cases reported here occurred in travelers to countries/territories outside of the 50 states.