West Nile virus in North Baton Rouge

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 10:34am

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports that a person in North Baton Rouge contracted the West Nile virus in late July. That virus eventually turned into full-blown West Nile fever.

Last week 21 samples taken from 16 different areas around the parish all tested positvie for West Nile. D-H-H is urging people to take precautions, avoiding activites around dusk and dawn, wearing long sleeve clothing and using bug spray.