More Chik-V cases confirmed statewide

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - We've learned more cases of the so-called Chik-V virus have been confirmed in Kentucky.

Leaders with the Fayette County Health Department told us Monday that thirteen cases have now been confirmed statewide.

The virus is carried by mosquitoes and experts say it has been a problem in the Caribbean this summer. Most of the cases involve people who recently visited the Caribbean.

Health experts say the virus is not deadly. It's only spread to humans if an infected mosquito bites someone.


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