Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in north Nashville neighborhood

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A batch of mosquitoes collected by the Metro Public Health Department have tested positive for West Nile virus.

The mosquitoes were trapped near the intersection of 28th Avenue North and Clifton Avenue in north Nashville.

This is the first batch of mosquitoes that has tested positive for the virus this year.

So far, there have been no human cases reported in Davidson County.

Staff with the health department will visit the area again Friday from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. to pass out information to nearby residents on how to protect against mosquitoes.

The Metro Public Health Department continues to trap the insects across Davidson County and monitor standing water where they lay eggs, applying larvacide to kill mosquito larvae.

Officials said there are no plans to spray-kill adult mosquitoes at this time.

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