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Traveling to the Caribbean? Officials warn against mosquito-borne virus

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(WECT) - Nine million Americans choose to visit the Caribbean around this time of year for a break from the cold, but if you do, you may want to be careful.

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control say there have been ten cases of the mosquito-borne Chickungunya virus among residents in St. Martin.

Symptoms include severe joint pain, fever and headache.

The virus can't spread from person to person, but if a mosquito bites someone who is infected it can become a carrier of the virus.

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