Within the municipality of Ouachita, 15 swimming pools of mosquitoes examined optimistic for the West Nile virus

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OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE) – Fifteen pools of mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile virus in the Ouachita community, according to Mosquito Control in Ouachita Township.

Mosquito officials say the mosquito pools represent ten locations in the community. The pools were collected on October 19 and 21, 2020.

The positive mosquito pools are in the following areas:

In Monroe: in the Garden District, between the highway. 165 and Ferrand, near the Lakeshore Subdivision and near the Amber Park / Zoo.

In West Monroe: near the Darbonne Hills Subdivision, near the Hidden Lakes Subdivision, near the intersection of Cypress St. and Warren Drive, and between First Baptist of WM and WMHS.

In the western Ouachita community: in the Mt. Vernon Church Road area.

In Sterlington: near Davis Street.

Mitigation wants to remind people to take personal protective measures when working outdoors. Actions include wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and a repellent approved by the Environmental Protective Agency.

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