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Mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile in BR; Crews spraying area Wednesday night

3 years 4 days 21 hours ago Wednesday, August 07 2019 Aug 7, 2019 August 07, 2019 2:15 PM August 07, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Parish officials say a mosquito sample collected last month in East Baton Rouge has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first positive test of 2019.

The sample was pulled from the O'Neal Lane/I-12 area on July 25. EBR Mosquito Abatement will be conducting an aerial spray mission across the area Wednesday night.

Authorities are urging residents to take the proper precautions to stay protected from mosquitos.

"Wear insect repellent, long sleeves and pants and avoid outdoor activity in the early morning and evening when mosquito activity is highest," Assistant Director Randy Vaeth said. "Dump any containers with standing water around your home."

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