Caribbean hospitals overwhelmed with painful and rapidly spreading virus new to region

  • by: EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 22, 2014 - 8:15 AM

SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic — They suffer searing headaches, a burning fever and so much pain in their joints they can barely walk or use their hands. It's like having a terrible flu combined with an abrupt case of arthritis.

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