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DHH confirms 12 new cases of West Nile

West Nile virus (Source: WAFB) West Nile virus (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed 12 new cases of West Nile virus, three of which were neuroinvasive disease infections. It brings the total to 92 reported infections to date.

The three neuroinvasive cases were in East Baton Rouge Parish and two of West Nile virus cases were in East Baton Rouge.

"Mosquitoes are still biting and that means we are all still at risk of getting West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases," said DHH State Epidemiologist Dr. Raoult Ratard. "If you're going to be outside this weekend, it's a good idea to protect yourself and your children with mosquito repellent."

For more information,go to www.dhh.louisiana.gov/fightthebite

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