Adult Mosquito Spraying in Wicomico County Ends For 2023

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As of earlier this week, the spraying for adult mosquitoes in Wicomico County has come to an end. The county had no reports of any persons testing positive for any transmittable diseases. Two mosquito pools tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus. Those two areas received Aerial applications to reduce the number…

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Kent Co. Woman Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

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An 87-year-old Kent County woman has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus, according to Delaware Public Health. DPH said Tuesday that because the woman had no travel history, that means she contracted West Nile in Delaware. She was the third person to test positive for the mosquito-borne illness in 2021. Although the weather is cooling…

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Sussex Co. Woman Diagnosed With West Nile Virus

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Delaware Public Health has confirmed the year’s second case of West Nile Virus in a person – a 79-year-old Sussex County woman who has tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus. Recently, a Kent County man was found to be the first person in Delaware to get West Nile since 2018. A horse in Kent County…

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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 the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to 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 Case Confirmed With Kent Co. Resident

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A 69-year-old Kent County man has come down with Delaware’s first case of West Nile Virus in a person since 2018. Delaware Public Health said Friday that an epidemiological investigation is underway to determine travel history or sources that could have led to infection. West Nile is a mosquito-borne illness. There were ten cases in…

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West Nile Found In Del. Sentinel Chickens, 1st Time In 2020

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West Nile Virus has been detected in Delaware for the first time this year in Department of Natural Resources’ sentinel chickens. The birds, placed in northern New Castle County, are sampled regularly. No human cases of West Nile have been reported in Delaware so far this year. DNREC says the possibility of contracting mosquito-borne diseases…

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2nd Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in DE

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The second human case of West Nile Virus has been reported in Delaware.  Public Health officials say a 68 year old New Castle County man was hospitalized in July and remains in the hospital due to underlying health conditions unrelated to the virus.  A 60 year old Sussex County man was the first reported case…

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Sussex Man Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

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A 60 year old Sussex County man is the first human case of West Nile Virus in Delaware this year.  Delaware Public Health officials say he was briefly hospitalized in July – the blood test was confirmed by the CDC.  There have been two crows in Sussex County that have tested positive for the illness…

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