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New Iberia, LA 70560-4543

Phone: 337-365-8246




M. LARRY RICHARD: A MESSAGE FROM MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT -  9/9/2019
Emergency

For more information contact: Herff Jones

LSUSVM LADDL has reported St. Louis Encephalitis virus (SLE) activity in tested mosquito samples in Iberia Parish


Two (2) samples were positive for SLE virus by genetic testing. There locations were the Lucerne and Gajan areas of the Parish. The District will immediately implement protocol operational interventions to arrest risk. SLE is a serious infection and citizens need to take precautions to reduce risk. If you must be outdoors --- wear repellent, cover exposed skin and avoid outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most active. Residents throughout the Parish are urged to follow these simple guidelines recommended by the CDC.

•Apply mosquito repellent that contains DEET, Picaridin or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus and apply as directed on the label!

•Protect children sensitive to insect bites with repellent and cover exposed skin --- there are many preparations sold in drug stores and camping sections of local stores that are formulated for adults as well as children.

•Wear light colored clothing with long sleeves and long pants when outdoors particularly at DAWN and DUSK.

•Avoid wearing perfumes or colognes when outside for prolonged periods.





















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