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Two Human Cases Of West Nile Virus Reported In Davidson County

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two people in Davidson County contracted the West Nile virus, marking the first human cases in Nashville this year.

The Metro Public Health Department said Monday that the Inglewood and east Nashville residents have since recovered from the illness. They said they do not have confirmation of where the two individuals were exposed to the virus.

Pest management staff will increase mosquito trapping efforts in both areas over the next few days.

Health officials also reported another new batch of mosquitoes tested positive for the virus in a West Nashville neighborhood near the intersection of 40th Avenue North and Dr. Walter S Davis Boulevard.

There have been 29 batches of mosquitoes that have tested positive for the virus in Davidson County since May 1. The Health Department continues to inspect standing water areas and apply larvicide if larvae are present. They have no plans to spray.

The health department said the first human cases are an important reminder to everyone to take precautions to protect against biting mosquitoes.

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