The Centers for Disease Control released the latest data on the number of chikungunya cases that have been diagnosed in the United States on July 29. New York State has reported 44 confirmed cases of chikungunya. All of the cases are imported, travel-associated.
Neighboring New Jersey has now reported 25 chikungunya cases for 2014. All of those cases are also travel-associated. The mosquito borne illness has been reported from 37 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Florida continues to report the most chikungunya cases. The CDC states that the state has seen 105 imported cases as well as the only two locally acquired chikungunya cases in the continental United States. New York ranks second in cases and New Jersey third.
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