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2020's first positive sample of West Nile Virus in Louisiana discovered in EBR Parish

4 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Monday, March 09 2020 Mar 9, 2020 March 09, 2020 9:58 AM March 09, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control (EBRMARC) has announced the area's first West Nile virus-positive mosquito sample of 2020.

Randy Veath of EBRMARC says the sample was collected on March 2 near Hollywood/Foster Drive.  

"This is the first positive mosquito sample in the state," Veath says. "Just want to remind residents to be aware and always take precautions to avoid mosquito bites." 

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