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First report of positive West Nile pool in Ouachita Parish

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OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Oucahita Mosquito Abatement has received word that a mosquito pool tested on July 3rd was found positive for the West Nile virus.

The Department of Health and Hospitals says the test was from one pool in one location in Sterlington near Highway 2.:
Shannon Rider from Ouachita Mosquito Abatement says the affected area was treated last night (July 10) and will be treated again on Monday, July 14.

Rider says 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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