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West Nile disease still a concern in St. Martin Parish

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Next week might be Thanksgiving. We're already deep into hunting season, leaves all over the ground, but that doesn’t mean mosquitoes aren’t still a concern.

Jessie J. Boudreaux Jr. of Cajun Mosquito Control, the St. Martin Parish contractor for mosquito abatement, reported Friday that a sentinel chicken staked out in Henderson was found to have West Nile virus.

Boudreaux said evening ground spraying was set to begin Friday, Nov. 22, through Saturday, Nov. 30, if and when, winds and temperatures permit.

The samples were collected on Nov. 18 and confirmed positive by the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab on Nov. 22.

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