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Kent woman diagnosed with West Nile; state’s third case this year

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

The Delaware Division of Public Health has announced that an 87-year-old Kent County woman has become infected with West Nile virus. This marks the state’s third case of a Delawarean contracting the virus in 2021. The woman indicated no travel history that could have led to transmission, meaning she contracted the virus in Delaware. To protect the patient’s privacy, DPH is …

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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 …