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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 …

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 9, 2021

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community SIW wastes no time starting to rebuild farm stand Brandywine Festival of Arts makes sure shoppers are well-fed Fort Delaware to get …

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Kent County man first Delawarean with West Nile infection since 2018

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  For the first time since 2018, West Nile virus has been found a Delaware human.   A 69-year-old Kent County man has become the first Delawarean to be infected with the West Nile virus since 2018. The virus is transmitted through the bites of mosquitoes. The state is investigating the case to see if there is a travel history …

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – July 29, 2021

Sonja Frey Headlines

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom. From here, you can scroll through the pdf, forward and backward, zoom in or out in 10% increments, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Bear Drive In opens Friday with ‘Fast & Furious 9,’ ‘Jungle Cruise’ UD’s Resident …

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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, …