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Spraying in West Monroe Monday for West Nile

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OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Mosquito Abatement District will spray areas near West Monroe High School after finding mosquito pools testing positive for the West Nile Virus.

The Department of Health and Hospitals found one mosquito pool, representing one location, that tested positive for West Nile virus.  This mosquito pool was collected July 3rd.  The location of the pool was in West Monroe between West Monroe High School and the First Baptist Church of West Monroe. 

The areas will be sprayed by truck, Monday (July 15), and Wednesday (July 17).  These include an area with a northern border of the parish line south to I-20 and with an approximate western border of Wallace Dean Road and Caldwell Road east to the Ouachita River.

When working outdoors, particularly during the evening, everyone should take personal protective measures.  These measures include wearing a long-sleeved shirt, long pants and the use of an EPA approved repellant.  Repellant should be applied to exposed skin and on thin clothing because mosquitoes can bite through thin clothing.  Care should be taken to ensure that water holding containers are emptied to deny mosquitoes a place to breed in your neighborhood.

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