West Nile spraying Knox County
KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - Knox County will spray residential streets for mosquitoes Thursday and Sunday from 9 p.m. to midnight.
The county has detected West Nile carrying mosquitoes in 6 areas, more than ever before.
Spraying Thursday will cover east Knox County around Milligan Street, South Knox County, the Gulf Park Community, and Cumberland Estates.
Sunday will include John Sevier Highway and Kimberlin Heights Road and Chapman Highway.
Nobody in the area's been diagnosed with West Nile this year, but the health department urges everyone to watch for symptoms.
"It can be flu like at first. Headache, muscle aches, very sore neck. If any of those things pop up, we'd urge people to see their doctor. Because it could, slight chance that it could be, could be something serious," said health department spokesperson Ranee Ramby.