State confirms deadly virus in Beaufort

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Recently, the S.C. state veterinarian reported a dead horse with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Beaufort County.

In response, Beaufort County Mosquito Control applied a public-health insecticide and increased surveillance efforts for EEE virus among mosquitoes. Beaufort County recommends the vaccination of all horses for EEE and West Nile viruses.

Residents and visitors can use a free Beaufort County Mosquito Control app to report their concerns about mosquitoes. Learn how at https://tinyurl.com/w46y6hk or https://tinyurl.com/wzx94f8.

For more information about mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses, visit S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control at www.scdhec.gov/mosquitoes. For additional information, please contact Beaufort County Mosquito Control at 843-255-5800.

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