MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement has launched the outcomes of current testing for the West Nile Virus and two areas in Ouachita Parish examined optimistic for the virus.
They say samples from the mosquito swimming pools had been collected June 19-21. The two swimming pools that examined optimistic are in Monroe near Bernstein Park/Zoo and in southeastern Ouachita Parish in the Prairie Road space.
These areas might be handled by truck on Friday evening (June 28) and on Monday (July 1.)
Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement reminds everybody to take warning in opposition to mosquitos when working outside, particularly at evening.
The CDC says, “West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States.”
About 1 out of 150 contaminated individuals develop a critical, generally deadly, sickness.
Mosquito Abatement says mosquito repellant must be used on uncovered pores and skin and skinny clothes as a result of mosquitos can chew via skinny clothes.
They additionally say you must dump any containers holding water exterior as a result of mosquitos breed in free-standing water.