West Nile virus confirmed in Easley

By Rocky Nimmons

EASLEY — Authorities said Monday that a Greenville County resident had become the first person in the state to die of West Nile virus in 2018, just days

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Easley fire chief Butch Womack speaks during a news conference announcing a case of West Nile virus had been confirmed in the city on Friday. Listening, from left, are Pickens County councilman Chris Bowers, Easley Police Capt. Rashad Murray and Pickens County Emergency Management director Denise Kwiatek.

after a case of the virus was confirmed in a person in Easley.

In a special news conference at Easley City Hall on Friday, Pickens County and Easley officials confirmed that a single person in the Easley area had tested positive for the disease.

Officials said this is the first case ever reported in Pickens County, although

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