By Joe King,

(The Herald/ Archived Photo)

(The Herald/ Archived Photo)

SOUTH KNOXVILLE- The presence of West Nile Virus was detected in mosquitoes in and around South Knoxville Communities this week.

“We have ten traps set in South Knoxville and South Knox County,” said Knox County Health Department Environmental Health Director Ronnie Nease. “They are tested in a group, so there is no way to tell how many were infected with the virus.”

Since it can take up to two weeks for a human to show signs that they have contracted the West Nile Virus a good indicator is to examine horses and birds in the area for the virus.

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