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Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Bellevue neighborhood

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The Metro Public Health Department announced on Friday that a batch of collected mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus.

The mosquitoes were captured near the intersection of Old Harding Pike and Harpeth Parkway in Bellevue. No human cases have been reported.

The health department plans to place additional mosquito traps and pass out fliers where the insects were collected. Staff will also inspect standing water areas and apply larvicide if mosquito larvae are present.

This is the second batch of collected mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile virus this month.

The first batch was collected in Bordeaux.

The Health Department recommends taking the following steps to protect against biting mosquitoes, including:

  • Limit time outdoors at dusk and nighttime hours when mosquitoes are present.
  • If you must be outdoors then wear a mosquito repellent that is approved for use by the CDC – those include products that contain DEET, Picaridin and Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus. 
  • Wear shoes, socks, long sleeve shirts and pants when outdoors during dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most prevalent. Clothing should be light colored and made of tightly woven materials to keep mosquitoes away from the skin. Pant legs should be tucked into shoes or socks, and collars should be buttoned.  
  •  Make sure your windows and doors have screens and are in good repair.

  • Anyone seeking more information about mosquito control in Davidson County may call 615-340-5660.

    Information is also available at the Health Department's Web site – www.health.nashville.gov and our Facebook page.

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