Chuckie Schumer Issues Dire Warning: World Cup Fans May Bring Back Mosquito-Borne Virus From Brazil

Posted by on Jun 22, 2014 at 12:40 pm

He has no problem with tens of thousands of illegals crashing through our southern border bringing in Lord know what kind of diseases, but hey, he’s got to babble about something at his weekly Sunday presser.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a health alert to medical professionals in New York and around the country for identifying, treating and containing the chikungunya, or “chik-v,” virus, a mosquito-borne illness that causes fevers, joint and muscle pain, headaches, joint swelling and rashes.

One of the mosquito species carrying the virus and responsible for disease transmission is prevalent in Brazil.

Schumer says there have been three confirmed cases in New York and 25 in Florida, and numbers could increase dramatically with the return of soccer fans from the World Cup.

So far, all of the infected Americans have contracted the virus in parts of the world where it is common.

Prior outbreaks have occurred in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Late last year, the virus was found for the first time on the Caribbean islands, where more than 100,000 people have been sickened.

“This is not a fatal infection; it’s just a miserable infection,” Dr. William Schaffner, chairman of Vanderbilt University’s Department of Preventive Medicine, told CBS 2 earlier this month.

A miserable infection, like Schumer and his ilk are upon the American public.

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One Response to “Chuckie Schumer Issues Dire Warning: World Cup Fans May Bring Back Mosquito-Borne Virus From Brazil”

  1. Buffalobob on 23/23/14 at 1:41 pm

    I pleased that Chuck U Schumer is so concerned about importing disease into the US. He is aware of the influx of the illegals?