The Knox County Health Department announced it will be mosquito spraying as a follow-up in both in the Gulf Park area and North Knoxville near Interstate 275 this Thursday.

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(WBIR-Knoxville, West Knox County) The Knox County Health Department announced it will be mosquito spraying as a follow-up in both in the Gulf Park area and North Knoxville near Interstate 275 this Thursday.

According to a press release, the follow-up spraying is normal after an initial spraying for the West Nile Virus.

The health department says the virus was found in the two areas a month ago.

The spraying will happen between 9 p.m. and midnight.

Authorities are asking residents in the following areas to bring their pets indoors and remain with them during those hours:

Gulf Park Spray Area: Dutchtown Road from Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) to Blessed Way including Manis Lane and the area around CAK; Embarcadero Drive; Cortez Drive; Tallahassee Drive; Sanders Road from Dutchtown Road to Venice Road; Venice Road; Ethans Glen Drive; Tampa Road; Suwannee Road; Gulf Park Drive; Galveston Road; Naples Road; Sarasota Drive; Mobile Drive; Briarwood Drive; Laurel Hill Road; and the areas around Cedar Bluff Primary and Cedar Bluff Middle School will be sprayed Thursday night.

Fourth Avenue Spray Area: Cooper Street north of West Fifth Avenue; West Fifth Avenue from Cooper Street to Boyd Street; West Fourth Avenue; Elm Street; Marion Street; Dameron Avenue; Hatton Avenue; Burgess Avenue; Baxter Avenue from Elm Street to Wray Street; Lee Street; and Bernard Avenue will be treated Thursday.

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