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7 areas test positive for West Nile in Ouachita Parish

OUACHITA PARISH, La. - (7/13/2018) Officials with Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement says they found seven mosquito pools that have tested positive for West Nile in the Parish. They locations are:

  • Monroe:    Near the intersection of 1-20 and Orange Street, Garden District, near Bernstein Park, between Forsythe Avenue and the Ouachita River, and near Lakewood Estates Subdivision
  • Sterlington:    Near Davis Street
  • West Ouachita:    Near Howard Brown Road]

The affected areas will be treated from the air on Tuesday July 17 and Thursday July 19.

Below is the full press release from Shannon Rider at Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement:

I received the following information from the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH): seven mosquito pools, representing seven locations, tested positive for West Nile virus (WNv) in Ouachita Parish. These mosquito pools were collected 9-10 July. The locations of these mosquito pools are the following:
Monroe:    Near the intersection of 1-20 and Orange Street, Garden District, near Bernstein Park, between Forsythe Avenue and the Ouachita River, and near Lakewood Estates Subdivision
Sterlington:    Near Davis Street
West Ouachita:    Near Howard Brown Road
Affected areas are to be treated by air Tuesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 19
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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