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West Nile Virus Information

SC DHEC Media Release - July 7, 2017

DHEC identifies states's first West Nile Virus case of the 2017 season

COLUMBIA, S.C. - An individual on Hilton Head Island has been identified as the first person reported to be sick from West Nile Virus in South Carolina this year, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today. Read more...external link icon

Beaufort County Media Release - July 8, 2017

DHEC Confirms First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Beaufort County

Recently, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported that a few groups of mosquitoes on Hilton Head Island (HHI) tested positive for West Nile virus. DHEC has now confirmed the first human case of the virus in HHI. In response, Beaufort County Mosquito Control and DHEC have intensified their surveillance for this mosquito-borne disease. Mosquito Control has also increased the frequency of area treatments to control the adult mosquitoes. Read more...external link icon