According to KSLA, seven cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in the Ark-La-Tex with one case being in Bossier Parish.

How do you prevent the West Nile virus?

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says that mosquitoes are the most common cause to West Nile. The best way to reduce the risk is to invest in insect repellent. Currently there are no vaccinations to prevent the virus.

Every time I take my dog out at night I spray my self with bug spray. I hate the feeling of greasy repellent on my legs, but if it helps keep the bugs away- I am all for it.