August 20, 2010
Virginia Beach is stepping up mosquito control and surveillance in several neighborhoods after mosquito pool samples tested positive for West Nile Virus.
The city's Department of Public Health says a sentinel chicken
also tested positive for the virus.
The department warned residents to protect themselves by wearing long, loose and light-colored clothing, using a repellent that includes DEET and turning over or removing containers where
Four human cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in the
city since 2003.
Most people bitten by an infected mosquito don't get sick. Those
who do usually suffer mild, flulike symptoms. People older than 50 are at a greater risk of serious illness.
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