New Mosquito-Borne Disease Discovered in Caribbean

After colossal outbreak of chikungunya, dengue and zika virus; the new mosquito-borne virus 'Mayaro' is being reported to circulate in the Caribbean.

Researchers at University of Florida have identified a new mosquito-borne illness in a 8-year- old boy in Haiti.

Mayaro virus belongs to the Alphavirus genus, and is closely related to chikungunya, and produces a dengue-like illness.

The symptoms of Mayaro fever are: fever, join pain, muscle pain, rashes and abdominal pain.