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Health Officials Issue Mosquito Borne Illness Advisory - Sentinel chickens continue to detect West Nile Virus

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The Florida Department of Health, Martin County Board of County Commissioners and the Town of Jupiter Island urge residents to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites following confirmations of West Nile virus in sentinel chicken flocks in the Hobe Sound/Jupiter Island area. Martin County conducts routine testing for mosquito-borne viruses using chicken flocks in various areas of the county. At this time, there are no suspected or confirmed human cases in the county, though the risk of transmission to humans has increased.