SAN DIEGO — A South Park resident tested negative for chikungunya, dengue fever and Zika, despite developing symptoms upon returning home from a country where mosquito-borne diseases have been reported, health officials said Tuesday.
FOX 5 recently spoke with the resident, who asked to remain anonymous. He said he traveled to Costa Rica and Guadalajara.
“I had diarrhea and I went rafting so I figured I swallowed a lot of water. I had some body aches and pains but again, maybe I slept wrong. Everything had an excuse and then I had conjunctivitis in both eyes — pink eye — and that’s when they raised the question. So, I saw a doctor and they tested me for it.”
County officials said aedes mosquito larvae were also found in the man’s neighborhood, prompting the county to spray two-city blocks with pesticides last week.
The county plans to continue routine mosquito monitoring in the community.