Chikungunya. Hard to say, nasty to get.
A mosquito bites you. You get a fever, then your joints ache something fierce. Which can stick with you and flair up for 6-12 months. Fun!
So far the outbreaks have been mostly around San Juan. But slowly it’s spreading westward. My friend Alvin got it 🙁 and our massage therapist says more and more of her clients have it.
So Trevor and I started getting a little worried. I mean, I could deal with getting sick, but lemme tell ya, I’m scared to think what would happen if Trevor or the kids get it. There’s not much of a cure besides drinking OJ and taking tylenol. (My son hates both).
I bought Deet-free Citronella bracelets for the kiddos. They lasted about 15 minutes before they became playthings and ultimately ended up decorating the tree. Uh, I’ll use bug spray from now on.