Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Ouachita Parish

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Ouachita Parish

One mosquito pool has tested positive for the West Nile virus in Ouachita Parish.
MONROE - Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement officials say mosquito samples have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

The infected mosquito pool was collected in the Sterlington area near Highway 2 on July 3rd.  

The area was treated Thursday night and is scheduled to be treated again July 10th.

You can help protect yourself  by wearing long sleeved shirts, long pants and EPA approved repellant when working outdoors.

Repellant should be applied to exposed skin and on thin clothing because mosquitoes can bite through thin clothing.

Make sure containers filled with water are emptied to deny mosquitoes a place to breed in your neighborhood.
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