|September 16, 2010 -
Knox County Health Department will conduct follow up spraying in the Milligan Street area of East Knox County area where West Nile Virus (WNV) was found in mosquitoes. Following national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocol, the affected area will be sprayed to reduce the mosquito population and the risk of further WNV spread.
Spraying is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 19 beginning at 9 p.m. Signs will be erected in the affected area to alert residents, who are asked to stay inside during spraying. Public health officials will work with the zoo again to assist in spraying their property.
"We're finally getting some cooler evening temperatures, which helps keep mosquito activity down," said Ronnie Nease, KCHD director of Environmental Health. "We hope this will be the last time spraying is necessary in the Milligan Street area."
Spraying will occur within the area bordered by the eastern end of North Cherry Street, north of East Magnolia Avenue, west of Prosser Road, south of Kenilworth Lane, east of North Park Boulevard and south of Cecil Avenue. A map is enclosed for your reference.
NOTE: If the temperature falls below 55 degrees Sunday evening, spraying will be ineffectual and will be cancelled.
Thank you for assisting us in keeping the public informed about West Nile Virus.