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There are over 200 times more chickens than people in Delaware.

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.

 

West Nile Virus Is Detected in Delaware For First Time This Year in DNREC's Sentinel Chickens - State of Delaware News

Read the latest news on coronavirus in Delaware. More Info No Human Cases of WNV Have Been Reported to Date in State West Nile Virus (WNV) was detected Aug. 27 in Delaware for the first time this year in DNREC's sentinel chickens placed at a northern New Castle County location where the chickens are sampled regularly for the presence of the mosquito-transmitted disease.