NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Health officials say a sentinel chicken in near Wards Corner in Norfolk has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
This is the first time a sentinel chicken has tested positive for EEE in Norfolk this year. Officials say mosquito surveillance and control efforts as a result of the test.
Officials say Norfolk residents, including those over the age of 50, should take action to protect themselves from mosquito-borne illnesses including West Nile Virus and EEE.
Two horses in Suffolk have tested positive for EEE in 2016.