Human Case Of West Nile Confirmed

Spraying to begin immediately

Patrick Gentry
September 28, 2018 - 4:05 pm

Cherokee County announced Friday that a human had tested positive for West Nile Virus.

County officials said they will be treating areas along the south side of Gaffney and surrounding areas after the diagnosis.

Spraying of an agent will begin over the weekend. Two applications will take place within 72 hours, if weather permits, and additional treatments will take place in 10 and 14-day intervals.

They will also be using an agent that will consist in the use of 45-day briquettes in storm drains and other mosquito breeding areas in several public areas.

Officials said employees will go door-to-door to hand out public education materials about the virus and preventing mosquito-borne illnesses.


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