A case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in the City of Myrtle Beach, according to Mark Kruea, public information officer for the city.
S.C. DHEC reported that the infected person spent the past two weeks between Third Avenue South and Mr. Joe White Avenue. While West Nile Virus does not spread between humans or other mammals, the city is taking precautions by increasing mosquito spraying in the area as well as treating any standing water.
Residents and businesses in the area are advised to check their properties for any mosquito breeding grounds such as standing water where mosquitoes may lay eggs.
Anyone outside in the evenings should wear long sleeves and use mosquito repellant.
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S.C. DHEC staff will be in Myrtle Beach on Monday to set up mosquito collection traps for testing.