UPDATE: 4 cases of West Nile reported in Aiken Co.

By: Kara Apel Email
By: Kara Apel Email

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Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. -- The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is now reporting four cases of West Nile Virus in Aiken County.

As of Thursday morning, there were only two cases on the website. The additional reports came in Thursday afternoon and have not been posted yet.

The first case was reported July 30, the second was on Aug. 20 and the third and fourth were on Aug. 22.

In the data released on Monday, the following counties have reported cases of West Nile in humans:

  • Anderson: 1
  • Berkley: 1
  • Charleston: 1
  • Lexington: 1
  • Marlboro: 1
  • Orangeburg: 1
  • Richland: 3
  • Spartanburg: 1

Richland County reports seven birds have also tested positive.

On the Georgia side of our area, one case was reported in Columbia County this month and two were reported in Richmond County in July.

The Georgia Division of Public Health is reporting 18 cases statewide for 2012:

  • Bartow: 1
  • Cobb: 3
  • Columbia: 1
  • Dougherty: 4
  • Forsyth: 1
  • Fulton: 1
  • Muscogee: 1
  • Richmond: 1

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