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Chris is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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Mosquito populations and diseases rise in Alachua County

The Florida Department of Health this month issued a mosquito-borne illnesses advisory in Alachua County. It warned of an increase in the risk of human transmission for diseases like West Nile virus, dengue fever and malaria – and came after two chickens in the county’s sentinel flock, which is monitored for diseases through routine blood tests, tested positive for West Nile.