Minden Press-Herald

Sep 18th

W. Nile cases climb

Webster escapes with no new instances

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) released the latest West Nile infection statistics on Friday, with 25 new cases state-wide. Webster Parish escaped without any new cases in the most recent numbers.

"Many areas of the state experienced heavy rainfall in the past week, which means people must be aware of their risk for West Nile virus (WNV) and 'Fight the Bite'," DHH Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein said. "If you plan to spend time outdoors, put on mosquito repellant and wear protective clothing. It's also important to empty rainwater and other standing water around your property to prevent mosquito activity near your homes."

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