BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – One positive thing coming out of 2020 so far is the small amount of West Nile virus cases in EBR Parish.
The Interim Director of Mosquito Abatement & Rodent Control confirms that a recent Department of Health report shows “that a human blood donor from East Baton Rouge Parish tested positive for West Nile virus.”
A determination was made that the blood donor was asymptomatic.
Further investigation found that the individual was most likely exposed to the West Nile virus in September.
Mosquito Abatement & Rodent Control says, “this last week we had no West Nile virus positive mosquitoes, but we did get two positive mosquito samples that were collected on September 25 in an area North of LSU.”
That area was treated more than once by both night spray trucks and aerial application via plane, according to the Mosquito Abatement & Rodent Control.
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