York County Confirms A Resident With Zika Virus

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control have confirmed a York County resident with the virus.

YORK, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control have confirmed a new case of a resident infected with the Zika Virus in York County.  York County officials have confirmed that the individual did travel outside of York County.

This is the 17th reported case of the Zika virus in South Carolina this year.

SCDHEC officials say they are working with SCDHEC to continue offering programs to keep the public informed on the virus and other diseases such as West Nile.

SCDHEC said, “Programs will continue such as surveillance programs for Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile, which was identified in York County in June of this year.”

York County officials and SCDHEC want to inform the public on what are the most common symptoms of Zika:

• Fever

• Rash

• Joint Pain

• Conjunctivitis

• Muscle Pain

• Headache

According to SCDHEC, they say that many people infected with Zika virus won’t have symptoms or will only have mild symptoms.