NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Three sentinel chickens have tested positive for mosquito-borne illnesses in Norfolk.
The Norfolk Department of Public Health said two sentinel chickens located in the Ballentine Place community tested positive for West Nile Virus.
An additional sentinel chicken near the Old Dominion University neighborhood tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
Fogging will begin in the areas Friday morning, weather permitting, and will continue through the weekend. Staff with the Norfolk Department of Public Health will also increase mosquito trapping and surveillance.
Most people bitten by infected mosquitoes do not get sick, though those that do suffer a mild flu-like illness. Those over the age of 50 are at risk of encephalitis or meningitis.
Residents should work to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses.
A man is facing attempted abduction charges after police said he tried to grab two juvenile girls and exposed himself.
A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of more than 2,000 EMTs and paramedics who were abruptly laid off over the weekend.
The Portsmouth City Council has set a public hearing for Tuesday, Dec. 17, to talk about a plan to bring a casino to the city.