West Nile found in E. Knox Co. mosquitoes

By: Reprinted from KCHD release
By: Reprinted from KCHD release

Mosquito Spray Area for Thursday, September 8, 2011

Reprinted from KCHD release:

Knox County Health Department (KCHD) has received another lab report confirming the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in the Milligan Street area of East Knox County near the zoo. Following national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocol, the affected area will be sprayed to reduce the mosquito population and the risk of further WNV spread. Spraying is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Signs will be erected in the affected area to alert residents, who are asked to stay inside during spraying.

Weather could impact the spraying schedule. Spraying is not recommended in rain or below 55 degrees, so health officials will be watching the weather closely for Thursday’s scheduled spray. This week’s cooler temperatures will help lower mosquito activity.

The spray area will include all areas east of North Cherry Street, north of Magnolia Avenue, west of North Beaman Street and South of I-40. Also included are Lakeside and Kirkwood Streets and American Avenue. Follow-up spraying will be on Thursday, Sept. 22 if weather allows.


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