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Shelby County Health Department is nipping the West Nile virus in the bud

A mosquito tested positive for the virus in Collierville so SCHD is spraying affected neighborhoods.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Health Department is stepping up its fight against mosquitoes and the West Nile virus with Collierville being ground zero.

A mosquito in Collierville's 38017 zip code tested positive for West Nile. So, SCHD is spraying affected neighborhoods this week. The schedule for the rest of the week is:

  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 38017, 38028, 38139
  • Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 38028, 38125, 38138, 38139

The best way to protect yourself and your neighbors is to remove any standing water around your home. That will keep the mosquitoes from breeding.

Click here to go to the health department's website for more information.