West Nile Virus Confirmed In Upstate

Found in bird near Broadway Lake

Patrick Gentry
July 21, 2018 - 9:33 am

Anderson County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Division activated the response after the testing confirmed the virus was in the bird, which was located near Broadway Lake.

While there are no confirmed human cases, the  Anderson EMD began spraying around the area and placing larvacide briquettes in the area to begin mitigating the virus.

The pesticide used in spraying does not pose a health risk to human or animals, but beekeepers will need to relocate their hives until spraying is finished.

The briquettes will be placed in standing water around Broadway Lake and shouldn't be handled by members of the public; they will be effective for up to 45 days after placement.

A CodeRed message will be sent out this evening to residents within a one-mile radius of where the bird was found to alert residents of spraying.

Information can be found online on the Anderson  EMD's website,  and on the SC DHEC website.

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