"Sentinel Chicken" Down!

Poor sentinel chickens. The canaries in our disease coalmine, they get routinely poked and prodded for infections of all kind. And then sometimes they actually get one. So send your prayers to the bold sentinel chicken who just came down with West Nile virus in Florida. On top of the dengue and malaria, maybe don’t go outside much down there? (Though, for our sentinel chicken friends, I guess it’s a better life than being an “eating chicken”?)