mosquito-APChikungunya, a virus hailing from Africa and spreading rapidly in the Caribbean and South America earlier this year, may have just become an even bigger problem for Brazil, just as that nation’s summer is set to begin. The virus, which spreads through mosquitoes, causes painful joint pain. In fact, its name means “that which bends up” in Makonde, a southeastern African language, referring to its effect on a person’s limbs. It has currently only spread in the Caribbean, Florida, and Texas through a mosquito known as Aedes aegypti, a native Egyptian species that is uncommon in colder temperatures and particularly in the United States. That did not stop it from spreading in Florida and Puerto Rico this summer, however, with the United States cataloguing 357 cases in July. That same month, the state of Texas recorded its first known case. More