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New Cases Of West Nile Found In Antioch

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-  Officials with the Metro Public Health Department said several newly collected batches of mosquitoes have  tested positive for West Nile virus. 

The new batches were caught in Antioch near the intersection of Bell Road and Murfreesboro Road. Additional batches of mosquitoes with West Nile virus were caught in Antioch, Goodlettsville, Hermitage, Madison, North Nashville, and South Nashville.

Officials said that staffers at the Health Department's Pest Management have increased trapping efforts in the affected areas and will continue to treat standing water with larvicide when mosquito larvae are present. 

The Metro Public Health Department has a mosquito control information line with a recorded message about mosquito control efforts in Davidson County – 340-5668.  Information is also available at the Health Department's website – www.health.nashville.gov and our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/MPHDNashville

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