A 32-year-old immunocompetent male presents with fever, cough, arthralgia, and photophobia for a few days. On examination, he had a temperature of 100°F (37.8°C) and conjunctival injection. There was a widespread erythematous macular rash on his wrist.
When asked about travel, the patient mentioned that he recently visited his family in the Dominican Republic. During his travels, he drank local water and sustained a few mosquito bites. His symptoms began approximately 4 days after his return home.
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