Bird tests positive for West Nile in Union Co.

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UNION CO., SC (WSPA) – Pesticide spraying has been scheduled for part of Union County after a bird tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Union County Emergency Management says the bird was found at a residence in the 4800 block of Jonesville-Lockhart Highway.

Officials plan to spray pesticides in the area early next week. Larvicide briquettes will also be placed in storm drains and ditches.

The pesticide does not pose a health risk to humans or animals, but officials say beekeepers in the area should relocate or cover their hives until spraying has been completed.

Earlier this month, Union County officials said a person tested positive for the West Nile Virus in Jonesville.

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