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  • Mosquitoes making their comeback Play Video

    February 14, 2018 11:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - So far their numbers are very low, but officials with the EBR Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control say that can change in a hurry. "[Mosquito populations] can change dramatically with this kind of warm weather and standing water," said Randy Vaeth with mosquito control. It's... more »
  • More than 30 cases of Zika and West Nile virus in Louisiana

    October 17, 2016 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Department of Health has reported more than 30 cases of the Zika and West Nile virus in the state of Louisiana. According to state health officials, there are 34 confirmed cases of Zika virus, each of which are travel-related. Once a travel-related case is identified,... more »
  • Now 30 West Nile cases in Louisiana

    October 14, 2016 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health says there are now 30 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Louisiana, up four from Sept. 23. A news release says 17 cases involve serious infections of the brain or other parts of the nervous system. Another 10 are flu-like West... more »
  • Aerial mosquito spraying scheduled for east part of EBR

    October 13, 2016 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mosquito aerial spraying will be conducted over the east part of East Baton Rouge Parish on Thursday night. The spraying is in response to large numbers of mosquitoes and a West Nile virus mosquito sample, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement and Rodent... more »
  • Mosquito aerial spraying set for Thursday night in EBR

    October 6, 2016 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mosquito aerial spraying will take place in the southeast part of East Baton Rouge parish on Thursday night, weather permitting, according to officials. The spray area will be along Highland Road from Huntington Drive on the west to the Country Club of Louisiana. According to... more »
  • Ascension to begin aerial mosquito spraying

    September 28, 2016 3:38 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish will begin spraying for mosquitoes from an airplane. Parish government announced Wednesday, aerial spraying will begin in the coming days. Flooding and subsequent rain storms have left pooling water that breed mosquitoes. The bugs are becoming a growing problem. Already, Baton Rouge has increased spraying... more »
  • Aerial spraying scheduled for Tuesday in Iberville Parish

    September 24, 2016 8:33 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH – Officials in Iberville Parish say due to increased mosquito populations, teams will conduct a parish wide aerial spraying Tuesday. Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso Jr. said the spraying will start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 27 weather permitting. Residents with existing respiratory problems or sensitivity to... more »
  • Officials to give away mosquito traps to flood victims

    September 21, 2016 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State Senator Regina Barrow is partnering with Councilwoman Tara Wicker to give away equipment to flood victims in assisting them with climbing mosquito outbreaks. Senator Barrow and Council member Wicker have also teamed up with local ministry groups and Dr. Gadget, who has appeared on The... more »
  • EBR to conduct aerial mosquito spraying Wednesday night

    September 21, 2016 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control will be conducting aerial spraying in the southeast portion of the parish on Wednesday night. The spray time with be at 7:40 p.m., weather permitting, according to officials. The area sprayed with include Siegen Lane to... more »
  • Mosquito spraying to take place over Bluebonnet, Hoo Shoo Too Road

    September 7, 2016 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say they will conduct an aerial spray mission over the southern part of the parish due to a large population of Culex mosquitos that has been observed in the weeks after recent flooding. The spray operation will be carried out weather permitting in the area... more »
  • First West Nile virus death this year reported in Miss.

    September 1, 2016 2:00 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health says a Hinds County resident has died from the West Nile virus. It's the first human death of 2016. In addition to the Hinds County death, state Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers said two new human cases of West Nile have been... more »
  • Mosquito spraying over some Baton Rouge neighborhoods Friday

    August 26, 2016 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control says it will be conducting aerial spraying Friday over Baton Rouge. Officials say the planes will be spraying over the Broadmoor, Sherwood Forest, S. Harrell’s Ferry Rd. and Woodland Ridge subdivisions Friday. EBRPMARC Assistant Director... more »
  • First aerial mosquito spraying of the season to begin Wednesday

    June 1, 2016 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control will conduct aerial mosquito spraying for the first time of the season on Wednesday night. The aerial spray trails will either be over the area north of Zachary or the southern part of the parish near the County... more »
  • Trying to get jump on Zika preparations with money in limbo

    May 21, 2016 2:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - Beg, borrow and steal: Zika preparation involves a bit of all three as federal, state and local health officials try to get a jump on the mosquito-borne virus while Congress haggles over how much money they really need. With federal financing in limbo, health officials are shifting resources... more »
  • State health officials offer tips to prevent Zika virus transmission

    May 3, 2016 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals have developed a plan to protect the public should a Zika outbreak occur in the state. The plan is to reduce mosquito populations and mobilize against transmission of the virus. Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary for DHH, said that... more »
  • White House to transfer Ebola funds to combat Zika virus

    April 6, 2016 6:37 AM

    WASHINGTON- Congressional officials say the Obama administration is about to announce it will transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus. The officials say roughly 75 percent of the $600 million or so would be devoted to the Centers... more »
  • Florida governor declares Zika emergency

    February 3, 2016 3:22 PM

    TAMPA - Gov. Rick Scott has declared a health emergency in four counties due to the Zika virus. At least nine cases of the mosquito-borne illness have been detected in Florida. Health officials believe all of the cases are from people who contracted the disease while traveling to affected countries.... more »
  • Higher temperatures makes Zika mosquito spread disease more

    February 3, 2016 11:34 AM

    WASHINGTON - The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. Scientists say the hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting a variety of dangerous illnesses. Although it's too early to say for this outbreak, past outbreaks... more »
  • Rain brings mosquito boom in Livingston Parish Play Video

    November 17, 2015 5:34 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - With more rain on the way the city of Denham Springs plans to rev up its mosquito spraying program. The city started its own program a few months ago but eventually stopped last month after complaints about mosquitoes died down. However, the buzz is back after rain... more »
  • Louisiana: 55 West Nile cases this year, 4 deaths

    October 9, 2015 9:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals says one newly reported case of West Nile virus and two additional deaths from the disease have been reported this week. That brings the total number of cases to 55 and the number of deaths to four. Thirty-four of the reported cases... more »
  • Mosquito protection Play Video

    August 17, 2015 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- You can't have a hot and humid summer in Louisiana without mosquitoes. Even though this has been one of the milder summers for the insects, mosquito abatement officials are still encouraging people to protect themselves from the pests. This morning, Randy Vaeth from East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Mosquito plane flies in Baton Rouge tonight

    July 22, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mosquito plane will be circling parts of the city and unincorporated areas Wednesday night. The mosquito control agency announced aerial spraying in Baker, North Baton Rouge, and parts of Southdowns and Kenilworth - in that area, the plane will spray above Perkins Road to Kenilworth.... more »
  • Mosquito spraying starts Monday night in Denham Springs

    July 13, 2015 5:20 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Denham Springs will kick off its new mosquito abatement program when it sprays Monday night. The city plans to begin spraying along Hatchell Lane and surrounding streets at 8 p.m. Denham Springs will spray four nights a week to knock down the mosquito population. This... more »
  • No West Nile in EBR yet Play Video

    June 26, 2015 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control told News Two, lab results that were released Friday show there are no mosquitoes that have tested positive for the West Nile virus. "We're happy this year but we're not letting our guard down," said Randy Vaeth,... more »
  • Denham Springs resuming mosquito control Play Video

    May 26, 2015 6:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - With no mosquito control in Livingston Parish, the city of Denham Springs is moving forward with plans to provide its own. The city recently purchased 20 cases of insecticides for nearly $3,500. That's the amount allocated for mosquito control in next year's budget for Denham Springs.... more »
  • Mosquito population explodes

    April 22, 2015 7:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Standing water left behind by last weeks rain is causing the mosquito population to explode. The major concern is West Nile Virus. So parishes with mosquito control workers are out in force this week. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the virus shows no... more »
  • Experts: Weather helping mosquitoes in Livingston Parish Play Video

    March 13, 2015 5:11 PM

    WALKER - Livingston Parish residents have mixed feelings about the future of mosquitoes in the parish with no mosquito control in the area. Voters shot down a property tax twice last year that would have kept the program alive. Instead, mosquito abatement closed its doors in late October and... more »
  • Mosquito money still a problem in Livingston Play Video

    November 11, 2014 9:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- As the end of the Mosquito Abatement program nears in Livingston Parish, current director Jeanine Tessmer is working hard to secure funding that could keep the program alive. "We will not be spraying in 2015 and that's going to allow the mosquitoes to grow in the numbers... more »
  • Livingston Mosquito Abatement shutting down Play Video

    October 16, 2014 3:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Mosquito abatement in Livingston Parish will come to an end sometime next week. The program is running out of money after voters struck down a fee that would have tacked on to property taxes. Mosquito Abatement Director Jeanine Tessmer says drivers will spray until the chemicals... more »
  • Capital region has most of new West Nile cases

    September 26, 2014 8:55 PM

    GONZALES- A new case of West Nile in Ascension Parish is among the 15 total new cases state-wide the health department released Friday. The additional cases bring the year's total to 118 reported infections. The Department of Health and Hospitals said the new infections include five of the more... more »
  • DHH confirms 13 new cases of West Nile in Louisiana

    August 15, 2014 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health officials confirmed 13 new case of West Nile in the state Friday. The Department of Health and Hospitals reported multiple cases in East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Caddo, Calcasieu and Livingston. Officials say the 13 new cases were reported in the state's latest surveillance report, bringing... more »
  • Cases of a new mosquito virus in Louisiana

    July 30, 2014 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chikungunya is a mosquito borne virus that comes from the Caribbean and it is spreading into the states including in Louisiana. Chikungunya started to break out in the Caribbean last year, and has spread throughout the United States. The Center for Disease Control said there are six... more »
  • First Louisiana West Nile death of the year

    July 25, 2014 7:36 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Louisiana health officials say a person in Shreveport has died from the West Nile virus. The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old. The gender of the victim has not been released at this time. Martha Whyte, public health chief in northwest Louisiana, tells the... more »

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