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Latest West Nile case in Ascension Parish

3 years 7 months 3 weeks ago November 01, 2013 Nov 1, 2013 Friday, November 01 2013 November 01, 2013 8:42 PM in News
By: AE Stevenson

BATON ROUGE - Three more cases of West Nile have been reported this week in the state. One case was reported in Ascension Parish. It's the first case in Ascension this year.

With the three new cases, that brings this year's total to 58.

Even though temperatures are starting to cool, you can still be infected. Department of Health and Hospitals says take precautions against getting bitten by mosquitoes with the virus.

To ensure your safety you can wear repellent containing DEET to exposed skin not covered by clothes.


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