The Oklahoma Department of Health says a Tulsa County resident has tested positive for the chikungunya virus, the first confirmed case of the disease in the state.
Chikungunya is not indigenous to Oklahoma or the continental U.S. The Oklahoman resident who tested positive for the virus recently traveled to Haiti on a mission trip.
The disease is transmitted by mosquitoes. The Health Department urges those considering traveling to any Caribbean island, South America, Africa or southeast Asia take extra precautions against mosquito bites.