West Nile cases in Davidson Co. far outpacing previous year - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

West Nile cases in Davidson Co. far outpacing previous year

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Murder victim's mom speaks out on delays in case

    Murder victim's mom speaks out on delays in case

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:58:59 GMT
    Jessica Williams' mother, Sherry, told Region 8 News that she is at her wits end over what she calls a lack of progress in her daughter's case.
    Jessica Williams' mother, Sherry, told Region 8 News that she is at her wits end over what she calls a lack of progress in her daughter's case.
  • Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

    Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:59:54 GMT
    Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.
    A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine...
  • Mom accused of leaving babies home alone

    Mom accused of leaving babies home alone

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:37:58 GMT
    Sharonda LopezSharonda Lopez
    A Jonesboro woman was arrested Saturday, July 26, after police say she left her two babies home alone. Sharonda Lopez, 25, is charged with two counts of first degree child endangerment.
    A Jonesboro woman was arrested Saturday, July 26, after police say she left her two babies home alone. Sharonda Lopez, 25, is charged with two counts of first degree child endangerment.
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Be sure to pack mosquito repellant if you head outside to have a picnic or watch the fireworks this week.

Metro Health Department officials announced Tuesday five new batches of mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

Three of those batches were collected in Bordeaux, near the intersection of Drakes Branch Road and Kings Lane.

Another was captured in Donelson, near the intersection of Fernbrook Lane and McGavock Pike.

And one was trapped in West Meade, near the intersection of Harding Pike and Percy Warner Boulevard.

If it seems like you're hearing about more mosquitoes with West Nile this year, you are. At this point last year, there had been only one batch testing positive for the virus in Davidson County, but just since May 1 of this year, there have been 15 positive batches.

In all of last year, Metro Health had a total of 22 batches of mosquitoes test positive for the virus.

Right now, health officials have no plans to spray for mosquitoes.

Despite the surge in the number of mosquitoes to test positive, there have been no reported human cases of West Nile this year.

Remember to reduce mosquito breeding areas near your home by eliminating all standing water in your yard, including flower pots, bird baths and clogged gutters.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • West Nile cases in Davidson Co. far outpacing previous yearMore>>

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.