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West Nile virus found in Delaware chickens infected by mosquitoes

Charles 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, …

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Rabid skunk caught in Newark; 2 being treated for exposure

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The state Public Health department is warning people in a certain section of Newark about a rabid skunk. Photo by Bryan Padron/Unsplash   Two people whose dog found and killed a rabid skunk in their backyard are being treated for possible exposure to rabies. The Delaware Division of Public Health is advising people who live or spend time in the …