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West Nile virus found in St. Charles Parish

3 years ago August 13, 2011 Aug 13, 2011 Saturday, August 13 2011 Saturday, August 13, 2011 10:39:57 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

KILLONA, La.- St. Charles Parish officials say a mosquito sample turned up with the dangerous West Nile virus.

The parish says its mosquito control teams are increasing spraying and taking other measures to knock down the mosquito population.

Because birds and mosquitoes throughout Louisiana carry the virus, the department urges people to protect themselves against mosquito bites by wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and using mosquito repellent and keeping mosquitoes out of their homes and yards.

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