West Nile Virus Found in Parts of Va. Beach

September 24, 2010

Virginia Beach health officials say they have found the West Nile virus among mosquito pools and in chickens.

Health department officials said Thursday in a release that biologists collected the virus-containing samples from several areas this month and earlier this summer, and are urging residents and visitors to protect themselves from mosquito bites. Property owners also should eliminate standing water, where the insects breed.

Most people who contract the virus have no symptoms, but some have mild, flu-like illnesses, and a small number develop neurological disorders.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 103721264 - newsplex.com/a?a=103721264
Gray Television, Inc.