There may be a few reasons for this reaction to the inevitable. Unlike the appearance of another unwanted visitor, Ebola, which was controlled and supervised by the world’s best public health officials, the arrival of CHIKV has been completely hidden to the public eye. The virus has slowly made its way through travel from the heart of Africa to American soil. Moreover, the spread until recently has been slow at best. The requirement of a virus travelling from a human to a mosquito to another human is somewhat unlikely. In all good mathematical estimations, this should not have happened. Yet, it did.