Alexandria man dies from West Nile Virus, health officials urge caution
Posted on 8/12/2017 5:30:00 AM.

An Alexandria man has died after contracting the West Nile Virus, and health officials are urging the public to protect themselves against mosquitos. Dr. David Holcombe with the Office of Public Health says the virus is transmitted by household mosquitos that are common in Louisiana. But there are ways people can keep the pesky bugs away.
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Expect to see more mosquitos after last week's heavy rain
Posted on 6/8/2017 11:16:00 AM.

We can expect to see more mosquitos out and about after more than a week of continued rain. LSU AgCenter entomologist Kristen Healy says more rain equals more mosquitos, and different types of mosquitos at that. She says a lot of rainfall can lead to hatching of so-called flood water mosquitos.
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The state is preparing for possible Zika outbreak
Posted on 3/21/2016 3:29:00 AM.

Experts say southeast Louisiana is at a high risk of a Zika outbreak this summer. Dr. Frank Welch, with the Louisiana Department Health and Hospitals says state and local health officials are performing extensive surveillance.

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