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Metro Health Department Begins Trapping Mosquitoes

Metro Health Department Begins Trapping Mosquitoes

CREATED May 6, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Metropolitan Health Department has begun trapping mosquitoes to test for West Nile Virus.

Statewide, three people died from the illness and 24 were sickened last year.

In Davidson County, 32 batches of mosquitoes tested positive for the virus.

Four of the human cases of West Nile were reported in Davidson County last year. There were no deaths reported in Davidson County.

The Health Department’s pest management staff will continue the trapping effort throughout mosquito season.

Anyone seeking more information about mosquito control in Davidson County may call (615)340-5660. Information is also available at the Health Department’s website at www.health.nashville.gov, Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/MPHDNashville and Twitter at twitter.com/NashvilleHealth.