Orange County residents are at greater risk of contracting a deadly mosquito-borne illness after several birds and especially chickens tested positive this past week.
Alvina Chu of the county health department says residents can guard against the Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus by limiting mosquito bites.
“Remove the breading areas for the mosquitoes around your home. So drain any standing water. Cover your skin with clothing if you’re going to be outside and cover your brain skin with insect repellent.”