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West Nile Virus detected in Shelby County

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The Shelby County Health Department has received confirmation of mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus within ZIP code 38116. This is the first positive mosquito pool found within Shelby County in 2016.

Since March, the Shelby County Health Department’s Vector Control Program has treated areas by applying larvicides to standing bodies of water. These actions are consistent with the Health Department’s efforts to be proactive in decreasing the adult mosquito population. Larviciding is the practice of applying an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered insecticide to areas where mosquito breeding has been confirmed and is the most effective way of eliminating mosquito populations.

As an additional precaution, the Health Department will conduct mosquito control activities, including truck-mounted spraying (adulticiding) of EPA-approved insecticides, weather permitting*, in portions of specific ZIP codes according to the following schedule:

Monday, June 6
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
ZIP Codes: 38116, 38118, 38130, 38131, 38132

Tuesday, June 7
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
ZIP Codes: 38127, 38053

Wednesday, June 8
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
ZIP Codes: 38116, 38109

Thursday, June 9
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
ZIP Codes: 38116, 38118

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