10 new zips codes with confirmed cases of West Nile in Shelby Co - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

10 new zips codes with confirmed cases of West Nile in Shelby Co.

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) -

The number of mosquitoes infected with West Nile are growing in Shelby County.

According to the Shelby County Health Department, the newly infected zip codes include: 38016, 38107, 38108, 38111, 38114, 38117, 38118, 38128, 38134, and 38138.

To date, positive tests pools have been previously confirmed in the 38017, 38115, 38116 and 38122 zip code.

Since March, the Health Department has been spraying all zip codes for the bugs. The spray schedule will continue until October.

To see the schedule, click here.

To stay safe the department encourages the 4 D’s:

  • DEFEND yourself by using insect repellent. Follow label instructions.
  • DRESS in long sleeves and pants, loose and light colored clothing when outdoors.
  • DUSK/DAWN stay indoors during this time to avoid mosquitoes when they are most active
  • DRAIN standing water and install or repair window screens

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