East Baton Rouge Parish has its first positive sample of the West Nile Virus this year.
The July 25th sample was collected in the O’Neal Ln.- I-12 area.
EBRP Mosquito Abatement will be conducting additional night spray operations in this area.
Officials add it’s important to protect yourself and your family by wearing insect repellent, long sleeves and pants and avoiding outdoor activity in the early morning and evening when mosquito activity is highest. They also advise to dump any containers with standing water around your home.