west nile virus

West Nile Detected In Lowcountry, DHEC Wants Public’s Help

  Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– West Nile has been detected in South Carolina for the first time this year. The Department of Health and Environmental Control and Beaufort County officials confirm mosquitoes in the Lowcountry have tested positive for West Nile virus. Residents of Columbia say they think there are more mosquitoes buzzing around than usual. “I mean I can’t go…

Experts: Brace for an early mosquito season

Crews in some counties hard-hit by the flooding and rains have been out earlier than usual treating ditches to kill mosquito larvae

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Nearly six months after October’s historic floods, experts say prepare to battle the early onset of mosquito season. Crews in some counties hard-hit by the flooding and rains have been out earlier than usual treating ditches to kill mosquito larvae. Mosquitoes in South Carolina can carry a number of diseases such as West Nile virus, the…