SCDHEC confirms a case of the West Nile virus in Lancaster County

Posted September 18, 2023 8:11 am | Filed under Featured, Local News, News

Theres been a confirmed case of the West Nile Virus in the tri-County. Per Lancaster County, someone in the town of Kershaw has contracted it. SCDHEC confirmed it late last month before the county was notifed on Friday. County Administrator Dennis Marstall said they are working with the town to coordinate the deployment of the County fogging truck to begin spraying activities. Mosquitoes usually spread the virus but other insects can also spread it. Horses, birds, humans, mosquitoes and more can be infected by the virus.The virus cannot be spread through human contact.