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Delawareans warned to protect themselves from mosquito bites

Betsy Price Headlines

DNREC is warning state residents to avoid mosquito bites and to empty outdoor vessels that might hold water for mosquito breeding.   With West Nile Virus showing up more frequently in sentinel chickens, the state is warning residents to try to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said that the fall is …

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West Nile virus found in Delaware chickens infected by mosquitoes

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Health

West Nile virus has been found in Delaware chickens, infected by mosquitoes.   West Nile virus has popped up in sentinel chickens, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Tuesday. The state routinely tests some chickens for mosquito-borne illnesses including West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis. Both can make people sick and, in a few cases, …