Knox County to spray for mosquitoes Thursday in Knoxville

Knox County to spray for mosquitoes Thursday in East, South Knoxville


6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knox County Health Department will be mosquito spraying in East and South Knoxville on Thursday, June 27, trying to combat the West Nile Virus.

In East Knoxville, streets from North Cherry to East Magnolia just South of I-40 will be sprayed between 9 p.m. and midnight Thursday.

A new lab report confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in mosquitoes trapped in the Milligan Street area.

In South Knoxville, the virus has been confirmed in the area of Kimberlin Heights Road.

The health department sprayed several streets in that area in early June, but will spray again as a follow-up.

A number of 6 News viewers who live in surrounding counties have been inquiring about whether or not there will be any mosquito spraying there.

Blount, Sevier, Grainger, Loudon, Hamblen, Union and Anderson Counties do not spray for mosquitoes.

The city of Morristown is one of the only East Tennessee locations 6 News checked with that is spraying.

For residents of Knox County in the areas where spraying is taking place Thursday, the Knox County Health Department asks that you stay indoors during the treatment and keep pets inside or in the backyard.

For more information on protecting your family from the West Nile Virus, call 865-215-5200 or visit the health department's website.

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