Chicken blood samples test positive for West Nile in St. Charles Parish

The Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory has confirmed chicken blood samples have tested positive for West Nile in Paradis, Destrehan, St. Rose, New Sarpy and Des Allemands.

Mosquito Control Services personnel have increased spraying and other abatement measures in the area.

All residents are urged to avoid mosquito bites by avoiding being outside at dawn and dusk, wearing pants and long sleeves and using insect repellent containing DEET.

To eradicate mosquito breeding sites, be sure to dump out any standing water in yards.

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