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.
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