TamilNet has an article about a febrile illness that is spreading accross Sri Lanka. The Jaffna Hospital has been overwhelmed with nearly 700 patients.
Sri Lanka has a history of Chikungunya virus outbreaks, especially this rainy time of year. Chikungunya is a viral illness spread from the bite of an infected mosquito. Similiar to Dengue fever, chikungunya is considered less severe and self-limiting.