Latest, Mosquito pools test positive for West Nile Virus in Ouachita Parish

(Arizona's Family)
Published: Jul. 28, 2023 at 8:27 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2023 at 3:51 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - UPDATE: According to the Ouachita Parish Mosquito District and the Department of Health and Hospitals, five mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile virus.

The mosquito pools are located in the following areas:

Monroe - Two pools

  • The Garden District
  • Between Ferrand and Hwy. 165

West Monroe - Two Pools

  • Between West Monroe High School and First West
  • Near the intersection of Cypress Street and Warren Drive

Western Ouachita Parish - One pool

  • Near Mt. Vernon Church Road

The mosquito pools were collected Aug. 31.

Most areas have been treated and will continue to be treated by the OPMAD.

The OPMD encourages everyone to take protective measures when working outside in the morning and evening. Wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and use an EPA-approved bug repellant.

Apply repellant to any exposed skin and on thin clothing because mosquitoes are able to bite through thin clothing.

For more information, contact the OPMD at (318) 323-3535.