West Nile Virus Detected In New Castle County Chickens
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control detected West Nile Virus in chickens in New Castle County on August 27th. The department regularly tests the chickens for the presence of mosquito-transmitted diseases. As of now, there are no reports of any human cases this year. However, DNREC said the possibility of contracting a mosquito-transmitted disease continues until colder temperatures arrive. Although 20% of people can develop mild symptoms, most people infected with WNV do NOT develop symptoms. For more information about West Nile Virus and other mosquito transmitted diseases, check out the link below.