Chickens in St. Petersburg test positive for West Nile

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – Two chickens in St. Petersburg have tested positive for West Nile virus. The sentinel chickens were tested by Pinellas County Mosquito Control on Tuesday. The chickens are from Lake Maggiore coops.

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Thus far in 2015, 27 sentinel chickens have tested positive for West Nile, county officials said Tuesday. Chickens from Tarpon Springs, St. Petersburg, Oldsmar, Clearwater, Palm Harbor and Seminole have tested positive.

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