West Nile Virus detected in Hernando - FOX 13 News

West Nile Virus detected in Hernando

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BROOKSVILLE (FOX 13) -

A sentinel chicken in Brooksville has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The chickens are monitored regularly to see if they have the virus carried by infected mosquitoes.  This means mosquitoes carrying virus are in the Brooksville area and people need to take precautions to avoid being bitten.

Make sure to use a mosquito repellant with DEET and get rid of any standing water around your home.

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