County to Spray Area of Reported West Nile Virus Again Friday
Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 6:20PM
Editor

Anderson County will begin a second round of mosquito spraying Friday evening (weather-permitting). The spraying will take place within a one-mile radius area of Hwy 178 and Rice Park Drive. This area was previously sprayed due to the discovery of a bird that tested positive for the West Nile virus approximately three weeks ago. 

At this time, there are no confirmed human cases of the disease and no additional infected birds have been found in the county; however, out of an abundance of caution and in line with DHEC-prescribed action, the Emergency Management Division continues mitigation and abatement efforts to eradicate the mosquito population in the affected area.

Immediately after the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed the case, emergency management worked with the City of Anderson to implement mitigation and abatement efforts to reduce mosquito infestation near the affected individual’s residence.

At this time, there are no confirmed human cases of the disease and no additional infected birds have been found in the county; however, out of an abundance of caution and in line with DHEC-prescribed action, the Emergency Management Division continues mitigation and abatement efforts to eradicate the mosquito population in the affected area.

Residents are reminded of the most effective ways to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses, including West Nile Virus:

For additional information regarding the West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses, as well as other important tips, vist AndersonCountyES on Facebook or visit the following websites:

https://emd.andersonsheriff.org/west-nile-virus

http://www.scdhec.gov/HomeAndEnvironment/Insects/Mosquitoes/

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