Final swat launched against West Nile

  // Monday, 18 August 2014 18:49 //

After two failed tax proposals and the expiration of an assessment fee, Livingston Parish’s mosquito abatement program is on its last legs but determined to go down fighting.

With an increase in the number of West Nile cases reported in the parish this year and half the parish’s traps capturing mosquitoes testing positive for the disease, mosquito abatement Director Jeanine Tessmer said Livingston is putting its money reserves into aerial spraying.

The parish has had four West Nile cases in which people have not shown any symptoms of the disease, two fever cases and one neuroinvasive case reported so far this year. In 2013, the parish saw only one fever case, Tessmer said.

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