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Chickens in DE at Risk for Mosquito-Borne Viruses

Chickens in DE at Risk for Mosquito-Borne Viruses

She was not hospitalized for the infection and is recovering, officials said.

The first positive specimen of West Nile Virus this season has been found in Kent County.

There have been no human cases of West Nile virus in OH this year.

"With confirmation that West Nile virus is in the community, everyone needs to follow the recommendations for protecting yourself from mosquito bites", said Adi Pour, the county's health director. It's important to take precautions.

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Human cases of West Nile happen each year in New York City, and a lot of them are identified between late July and October.

West Nile virus has made its way into Wilmington and west-central Kent County.

The majority of the positive West Nile samples were detected on Staten Island, but mosquitoes with West Nile have been found in every borough. The illness is not spread from person-to-person.

While most people with the virus will experience mild or no symptoms, some can develop severe symptoms including high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis, according to Tomarken. The most serious cases of WestNile virus infection can lead to encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, which can be fatal. Activities include trapping and identifying mosquitoes, treating neglected swimming pools, and reporting and testing dead birds.