Report Over 25 New Jersey residents, including 3 from South Jersey, have been reported to have tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean and has plagued many peoples lives.

Two cases of the Chikungunya virus have been reported in Gloucester County and one in Burlington County.

State health officials claim people infected had recently traveled to the Caribbean.

The virus is spread by the Asian Tiger mosquito is not life-threatening, but it can be debilitating, causing fever, headaches and joint pain.

The African word Chikungunya means contorted or hunched over from pain.

Mosquito control experts are setting up mosquito traps throughout New Jersey as a preventative measure.

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