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Five Chikungunya Cases Confirmed in Texas

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(KCEN) -- There are now five cases of chikungunya confirmed in the state of Texas.

That's according to the Department of State Health Services.

Last week, the first confirmed case was in Williamson County near Austin.

Now Travis, Bexar, Gonzales and Harris County have all confirmed the virus..

The virus is transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause fever and severe joint pain, but it is rarely fatal.

All of the confirmed cases came from people who picked up the illness while traveling outside the United States.

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