Delaware Seeing Increased West Nile Virus Activity

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An increase in mosquito-transmitted West Nile Virus (WNV) activity is occurring in many areas in Delaware as indicated in sentinel chickens used by┬áthe Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control┬áto monitor for certain mosquito-transmitted diseases. Twenty sentinel chicken stations are sampled weekly throughout the state each summer and fall to help track WNV and…

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West Nile Detected In Sentinel Chickens

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For the first time this year, West Nile Virus has turned up in sentinel chickens monitored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources. This discovery involved a group at a sentinel chicken station in northern New Castle County, one of about 20 monitoring stations statewide. According to DNREC, there have been no reported cases of…

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EEE Detected in Sentinel Chickens in Each County

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a potentially serious illness, has been detected in sentinel chickens monitored for mosquito-transmitted diseases in Delaware. The Delaware Division of Public Health Laboratory reported to DNREC’s Mosquito Section that four chickens recently tested positive for EEE from three of the 20 sentinel chicken stations monitored by Mosquito Control. The three stations…

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