MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mosquitos will bit anybody, it doesn't matter how young or old you are.
They're not particular about their victims.
"I had taken it lightly. Now that we`ve had a death here in Memphis, I want do my part to protect myself."
For Tony Adams, news of West Nile Virus making its way to Memphis and killing one person strikes a chord.
Shelby County health officials said it should.
"Drain everything. Even children`s toys can have standing water so get rid of that," said Helen Morrow.
They said everyone should be practicing the 4 D`s:
- Defend yourself by using insect repellent
- Dress in long sleeves
- Stay indoors between dusk and dawn
- Drain all standing water
Since 2013, Memphis has averaged one death each mosquito season.
While that number is low the threat is always there.