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Human Case Of West Nile Confirmed In Middle Tennessee

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Posted at 3:58 PM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-29 16:58:00-04

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Health confirmed there has been a human case of West Nile Virus in the Middle Tennessee region.

Authorities had not yet released specific details, including the person's identity or location.

Health officials said they encourage everyone to protect themselves by using insect repellents and wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants.

For tips on how to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention online.