County experiences first sign of Eastern Equine Encephalitis of the summer
Alachua County officials are monitoring the mosquito population after one of the county’s sentinel chickens was found to have eastern equine encephalitis. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green Townsend spoke with Environmental Health Director for the Alachua County Health Department, Anthony Dennis, who says the situation is not critical, but wants the public to be aware of the issue so they can prevent any future problems.
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