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Florida health officials issued a warning on Friday about chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that’s spreading across the Caribbean. Three cases of the disease have been found in Florida, so far only in travelers, the Florida Department of Health said. But infected people can spread the disease when they are bitten by mosquitoes, and Florida is swarming with the right kind of mosquitoes to spread it. “The Department has received three reports of imported cases of chikungunya fever to Florida from travelers who recently traveled to the Caribbean,” the health department said on its website. The three cases are in Miami-Dade, Broward and Hillsborough Counties. More