COLUMBIA, SC (WIS)- An elderly Aiken County man has been identified as
the first person to die with West Nile Virus in South Carolina this
year, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.
"This gentleman tested positive for West Nile Virus infection after
being hospitalized with sudden onset of high fever, confusion, and
headache." said Riyadh Muhammad, M.D. and regional medical director for
DHEC Region 5 Public Health, covering Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg,
Barnwell, Calhoun and Orangeburg counties. "In all likelihood – like