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St. Bernard Parish News

Posted on: August 1, 2018


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These positive test results were collected in the Poydras area (between Violet to Toca), specifically Zone 10 and 11. This is a very active year for mosquito transmitted viruses throughout Southeast Louisiana; West Nile has been detected in numerous surrounding parishes including: Jefferson, Orleans, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Ascension, St. Charles, St. John, Terrebonne, Lafourche, East Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge.

In addition to regular truck spraying, there is a scheduled aerial disbursement for Thursday, August 2nd in St. Bernard Parish. Residents are advised to take necessary precautions, most people infected with West Nile do not experience symptoms. The Center of Disease Control recommends residents living in areas where West Nile has been detected take the following steps:

Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers

Pay special attention to discarded tires

Have clogged roof gutters cleaned every year

Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use

Turn over wheelbarrows and don't let water stagnate in birdbaths

Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish

Clean and chlorinate swimming pools not in use

Mosquitos may even breed in the water that collects on pool covers.

Use landscaping to eliminate standing water that collects on your property

Please wear protective clothing and apply proper mosquito repellent when going outdoors

St. Bernard Parish Government and Mosquito Control Services are working to keep our citizens informed and safe against mosquito borne viruses; Parish Government will continue to keep the residents of the Parish informed of future test results.

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