West Nile Virus in Shelby County Mosquitos Confirmed

SHELBY COUNTY, TN (Ben Caxton) — West Nile Virus has been confirmed in mosquitoes in Shelby County. No human cases of West Nile have been reported but health department officials in Tennessee expect the virus to become widespread in mosquitoes before the end of the summer. People over the age of 50 and those with compromised immune systems are more likely to be infected by West Nile Virus and symptoms like fever, headache, body aches, or a rash typically appear within two weeks of the mosquito bite.

 


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