West Nile Virus found in bird in Union Co.

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This 2006 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)

UNION Co., SC (WSPA) – A bird has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Union Co., according to Union Co. Emergency Management Director Rob Fraim.

The bird was found at a home near Union Co. Airport.

There are no human cases of the disease, but Emergency Management has arranged for pesticide spraying to kill mosquitoes within a half mile radius of the address.

Spraying is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday night.

The pesticide doesn’t pose a heath risk to humans and animals.

Beekeepers should relocate or cover their hives until spraying is finished.

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