Sentinel chicken tests positive for West Nile virus in Delaware

September 5, 2014 1:46 PM

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Sentinel chicken tests positive for West Nile virus in Delaware

Environmental officials in Delaware have reported the state’s first case of West Nile virus detected in a group of sentinel chickens that is monitored for mosquito-borne diseases.

The virus-positive chicken was sampled Aug. 25 at a monitoring station along the Delaware River in Southeast Wilmington, according to a news release from the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

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