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Chikungunya: Stemming the Blood-Sucking Tide

Wondering why a humorist (I loosely include myself in that category) would want to blog about a painful tropical disease like Chikungunya? Why would I make snarky comments about a mosquito-borne virus that's sneaking into Florida from the Caribbean and freaking out health officials like it's the Bubonic plague?

Normally I would say for money, but that's a bit of an understatement. Most bloggers are lower on the pay scale than a snake's belly. I've decided, though -- so as not to disregard Chikungunya's dangers -- to promote awareness about this so-called epidemic that officials say is being downplayed by the media.

What has me smacking…

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