The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control have just announced that an active case of West Nile Virus has just been detected in a resident of Rock Hill.
As a result, York County Emergency Management announced that they will be spraying a mosquito-killing aerosol over a 1-mile radius surrounding Marshall Street and East Black Street in Rock Hill later today.
There are currently no known vaccines or treatments for the West Nile Virus.
The South Carolina Department of Health recommends dumping any standing water on your property, including flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, birdbaths and pet bowls. The EPA recommends using natural BTI on standing water to quickly kill mosquito larvae.
They also encourage people wear insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, essential oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR 3535 before going outside on humid days.