ANDERSON, SC (WSPA) – Four new cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed this week in birds found in Anderson Co., according to the sheriff’s office.
They say the birds were found near:
– The intersections of North Ave. and Main St. and Camson Rd. and Hembree Rd. in Anderson.
– Porter Rd. and Central Rd. and Cherry Street Extension and Woodhaven Drive in Pendleton.
There will be spraying of affected areas within a one-mile radius of the locations where the dead birds were found.
The report says the spraying will happen the nights of Sept. 22 and 23, weather permitting.
They say the water-based pesticide doesn’t pose a health risk to human or animals.
They say beekeepers with hives in the area should arrange to relocate hives until the spraying is complete.
All local beekeeping organizations have been notified, according to the report.
They say a CodeRed alert message will be sent out to residents in the one-mile radius where the spraying will take place.
There have been no confirmed human cases in Anderson Co., but Emergency Management is taking action in the affected areas, according to the news release.