Marqui Ducarme is aided by his wife after catching chikungunya at his home in Port-au-Prince, May 23. The virus swept through Haiti this spring, infecting more than 40,000 people. Marie Arago/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Sick with chikungunya, Karla Sepulveda, 5, waits in a public hospital with her grandmother in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, on May 15. The Caribbean nation has reported more than 100,000 cases this year. Ezequiel Abiu Lopez/AP hide caption

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Sun, shopping and chikungunya? A nasty virus has sickened 10 people on the island of St. Martin in the past few months. Balalaika/iStockphoto hide caption

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The chikunguyna virus was discovered in 1955 by two scientists in Tanzania. EMDataBank using UCSF Chimera hide caption

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