Florida's Hernando County Mosquito Control reported that a chicken tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis virus, a mosquito-transmitted disease that is potentially fatal among humans and horses. Officials are reminding residents about the importance of preventing bites and are urging horse owners to keep vaccinations current. Symptoms of the virus in humans begin within less than a week to 10 days after a bite and include high fever, chills and vomiting.

Related Summaries